Unformatted text preview: Justice Frankfurter concurred stating that the 14 th amendment did not incorporate the Bill of Rights, because even after the Civil War, the emphasis was to not unduly infringe the authority of the states. Complete incorporation would destroy the fabric of law in the states and deprive them of opportunity for reforms in the legal process. Justice Black believed that this was wrong because the 14 th amendment held that “no state could deprive its citizens of the privileges and protections of the Bill of Rights” and that the 14 th amendment required total incorporation. He believed that the Amendments were enacted to ensure the government would not unduly interfere with individual liberties. He claims the first section of the 14 th amendment was written for the purpose of extending the rights to the states....
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- Fall '11
- 14th Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Adamson