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Griggs v. Duke Power

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3/8/2007 -  lnelson, charlotte, NC writes ...
Griggs v. Duke Power
      Post to Main Thread   Reply to lnelson

I think that any court decision based on the equal protection or due process clause of the 14th amendment is suspect.

If one believes in original intent, there is no way that the majority of federal court decisions should be made based on the 14th amendment.

As the United States code annotated reveals, the vast majority of federal court decisions are now based on the 14th amendment.

The Congressional record of the debate on the 14th amendment is available for anyone who wishes to read, it starts on June 8 1867I believe.

The intent was to provide equal protection, equal meaning the same protection for the newly freed slaves as white people enjoyed under the Constitution. Equal is equal. There is no such thing as being more equal in the real world, although more equal does exist in the fantasy world of jurisprudence.

Due process is contained in the four through the eighth amendment, again, the purpose was to extend those rights in equal measure to the newly freed slaves.

I fail to see how one can make a leap from the original intent of the 14th amendment, to this case.

2/4/2008 -  EV, GUYMON, OK writes ...
Griggs v. Duke Power
      Post to Main Thread   Reply to EV

A very interesting case, on discrimination.

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