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Volume18
Year2009
TitleEnforcing the Bill of Rights Against the States: The History and the Future
Author(s)Richard L. Aynes
First Page77
AbstractThe question of whether the Bill of Rights-the first eight amendments to the U.S. Constitution-should be applied to and enforced against the states has a long, and in some sense, complex history.
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The purpose of the article is to paint-in broad strokes- the ebb and flow of the debate in order to try to identify where we are and what the next frontiers of fourteenth amendment scholarship might be.