Abstract: The author argues that the Fourteenth Amendment was intended by the framers to incorporate the Bill of Rights and therefore to inhibit state action. This is the interpretation which is favored by advocates of judicial activism at the Federal level.
Keywords: book review, constitution, law, Fourteenth Amendment, judicial review, incorporation theory, civil rights, liberties, Black African Afro-Americans, slavery, legislation, United States, 14th amendment.
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Title: No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights
Author: Michael Kent Curtis
Publisher: Duke University Press
Date Published: September 1990
ISBN: 0822305992
LOCN: KF4757.C87 1986
Dewey: 342.73/085 347.30285 19
Pages: 275
Footnotes: 1304
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Chapter 1: From the Revolution to the Bill of Rights

Chapter 2: The Historical Background of the Fourteenth Amendment

Chapter 3: The Framing of the Fourteenth Amendment

Chapter 4: In Which Some Historical Arguments Against Application of the Bill of Rights to the States Are Analyzed

Chapter 5: The Amendment Before the States

Chapter 6: Congressional Interpretation

Chapter 7: The Amendment Before the Courts (Part One)

Chapter 8: The Amendment Before the Courts (Part Two)



Author:        Curtis, Michael Kent, 1942-
Title:         No state shall abridge : the fourteenth amendment
                  and the Bill of Rights / Michael Kent Curtis.
Published:     Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1986.
Description:   xii, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF4757.C87 1986
Dewey No.:     342.73/085 347.30285 19
ISBN:          0822305992 (alk. paper)
Notes:         Bibliography: p. [221]-266.
               Includes index.
Subjects:      United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment.
               Afro-Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
               Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States
                  -- History.
Control No.:   86006309 //r976


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