2.03 Topic Selection

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2.03 Topic Selection

Amendment Selected:
Amendment Fourteen

What is the personal liberty defined in the Amendment?
Right to be free from discrimination in states to have due process of law, to have equal protection of the law Which landmark case will you use to as your primary example?
Brown v. Board of Education
What is the landmark case about? This was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The Supreme Court overturned the decision in Plessy stating that the separate but equal doctrine had no place in the field of public education. Segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.

The case received it’s name from the lawsuit from the parents of Linda Brown, who had to travel a long distance to attend school meanwhile, white children went to a school fairly close.

List two current court cases relating to this amendment.
Obergefell v. Hodges - the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. June 26th 2015
Illegal Immigrants v. State of Texas - Texas denies birth certificates to U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants.

How is this personal liberty handled in other nations?
In Canada, they guarantee the right to be free from discrimination. Canadian human rights state