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[–] Donbuster 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

take a look at Yick Wo v. Hopkins.

These provisions are universal in their application to all persons within the territorial jurisdiction, without regard to any differences of race, of color, or of nationality, and the equal protection of the laws is a pledge of the protection of equal laws.

Plyler v. Doe

The last two clauses of the first section of the amendment disable a State from depriving not merely a citizen of the United States, but any person, whoever he may be, of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or from denying to him the equal protection of the laws of the State. ... It will, if adopted by the States, forever disable every one of them from passing laws trenching upon those fundamental rights and privileges which pertain to citizens of the United States, *and to all person who may happen to be within their jurisdiction. *


[–] Chiefpacman 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Excuse me, shitty judges. Congress dodged a bullet there.

Our laws are belittled by these fools.


[–] Donbuster 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Actually, the 14th was designed specifically for the purpose of protecting of those in the borders of the US who did not have US citizenship (at the time blacks, which, while nominally granted citizenship under the citizenship clause of the 14th, could perhaps still be subject to discrimination via state laws, especially since they had not been born when it was passed). Seems like those "Shitty judges" acted to the will of the amendment. Its also noted that the 14th was not written by the founding fathers, but by congress.