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1 A little more on Selective Incorporation as developed through the 14th Amendment

2 Selective Incorporation Creators of the Constitution had to formulate the structure in which states would give up power to the federal gov’t. What was their solution? The Bill of Rights What case was the first judicial determination of the application of the Bill of Rights to the states? What did it say? Barron v Baltimore 1833

3 Selective Incorporation Barron v Baltimore 1833 What legislation changes the decision of Barron v Baltimore? 14th Amendment: creates national citizenship and contains three clauses to limit the power of state gov’ts to interfere with the rights of US citizens 1. privilege and immunities clause 2. the due process clause 3. the equal protection clause

4 Selective Incorporation 14th Amendment Court first attempt to limit state power using the 14th is the Slaughterhouse Cases of 1873 Result: virtually emasculated the privileges and immunities clause

5 Selective Incorporation 14th Amendment Next came what major ruling? Gitlow v New York 1925

6 Selective Incorporation 14th Amendment So how did we come to Selective Incorporation? Did the word “liberty” in the due process clause mean the entire Bill of Rights was to be used...Total Incorporation. Total Incorporation does have some difficulties. Ex: meant imposing on state court systems the requirement to have a trial by jury in civil suits where the amount exceeds $20? Plus, what about the 10th Amendment... powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution, nor prohibited by the States, are reserved for the States respectively, or to the people

7 Selective Incorporation 14th Amendment That is how we come to Selective Incorporation Case by case basis

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10 The Warren Court

11 Selective Incorporation The Warren Court Chief Justice Earl Warren from 1953-1969 Handed down several landmark cases that almost completely incorporated the first eight amendments into the due process clause of the 14th Amendment

12 Selective Incorporation The Warren Court In Engel v Vitale 1962 and in Abbington School District v Schempp 1963 These began the process of disentangling state gov’ts from religious activities and laid the foundation for the ____________ articulated by the SC in 1971 Lemon Test Warren Court also affected criminal procedure at the state level. It expanded rights of suspects under the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments and applied those rights to the states. Mapp v Ohio 1961 applied the ________________ rule to the states, preventing ______________ evidence from being admitted to trial. exclusionary illegally obtained In Gideon v Wainwright 1963 the Court ordered what.... forcing the retry or release of thousands of inmates in state custody who had been tried without the benefit of counsel.

13 Selective Incorporation The Warren Court In Miranda v Arizona 1966 (the most sweeping of court decisions)it was held police must notify suspects of their rights prior to interrogation Mapp, Gideon, and Miranda....

14 Selective Incorporation In Conclusion Selective incorporation has profoundly altered American federalism. Before the process started, the federal courts had little to say about the day-to-day operation of state and local gov’ts. With the incorporation of the freedom of speech and the press came federal guidelines for states and localities concerning expression and its type. The federal gov’t tells states what sort of antiobscenity and antipornography laws they may pass and enforce, and what sort of marches, parades and rallies they must allow in public places. Whether the Chicago suburb of Skokie must allow Nazis to march through its Jewish neighborhoods- or a city in Florida may prevent the sale of albums by 2 Live Crew are now questions involving the SC’s interpretation to the First Amendment

15 Selective Incorporation In Conclusion The incorporation of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments has changed the way state and local authorities enforce criminal law. Law officials must pay particular attention to the way they interrogate suspects.

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