Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws

from United States Congress – The U.S. Constitution (Amendments 11-27) on Rap Genius


Most powerful language in the entire Constitution (see Substantive Due Process cases, Equal Protection cases)

The 14th Amendment is thought to incorporate the Bill of Rights into the states — if that is so, however, then why would the 5th Amendment’s language be repeated here?

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