Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

(Episode 33) Be Still and Know That I Am the Logic: The 14th Amendment, Part 1 of 3

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 4, Listeners! We're kicking off the first of three installments dealing with the 14th Amendment.  Although it has five sections, the first section is the one that really packs a punch in terms of concepts and case law.  So the first two installments of the 14th Amendment address Section 1, and then installment 3 will take on the remaining clauses.

The 14th Amendment was passed just after the Civil War, along with the 13th and 15th Amendments, during the "Reconstruction Era" in the United States.  Post-war America was grappling with racism, particularly in the South.  These three Amendments were passed to address the treatment of African Americans and freed slaves, which was wildly inconsistent from state to state.  Congress tried addressing it with the Civil Rights Act of 1866, but ultimately, the 14th Amendment was necessary.  But the 14th Amendment doesn't specifically address race - it's broader than that.

Let's start with the …

Latest Posts

(Episode 32) Penance for America's Original Sin: The 13th Amendment

(Episode 31) Electile Dysfunction: The 12th Amendment

(Episode 30) Suit Up: The 11th Amendment

(Episode 29) At Whom the Buck Stops (the Tenth Amendment)

(Episode 28) Bork: It's Not What's for Dinner (the Ninth Amendment)

(Episode 27) Decency, Schmecency: The 8th Amendment, Part 2 of 2

(Episode 26) Kiss My Assets: The 8th Amendment, Part 1 of 2

(Episode 25) Go Ahead and Start at Seamen: The Seventh Amendment

(Episode 24) The Fetch of Yore: The Sixth Amendment, Part 2 of 2

(Episode 23) Preciously Ascertained: The Sixth Amendment, Part 1 of 2