No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights

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Duke University Press, 1986 - Law - 275 pages
"The book is carefully organized and well written, and it deals with a question that is still of great importance--what is the relationship of the Bill of Rights to the states."--Journal of American History

"Curtis effectively settles a serious legal debate: whether the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to incorporate the Bill of Rights guarantees and thereby inhibit state action. Taking on a formidable array of constitutional scholars, . . . he rebuts their argument with vigor and effectiveness, conclusively demonstrating the legitimacy of the incorporation thesis. . . . A bold, forcefully argued, important study."--Library Journal

 

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Contents

Introduction i
11
The Historical Background of the Fourteenth
26
The Framing of the Fourteenth Amendment
57
In Which Some Historical Arguments Against
92
The Amendment Before the States
131
Congressional Interpretation
154
The Amendment Before the Courts Part One
171
ChapterS The Amendment Before the Courts Part Two
197
Notes
221
Index
267
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Michael Kent Curtis is Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law.

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