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5/6/2006 -  loren, solomons, MD writes ...
Wolf v. Colorado
      Post to Main Thread   Reply to loren

to me--this case is not so much about whether the evidence were to be admissible or not in the court of law, but to what extent do the amendments hold force over the states . . . do they? or is it just in federal terms to ensure a federalist political system rather than a central or confederate? personally, i suppose that power and freedoms instilled on the Bill of Rights should carry over to the states to keep individual freedoms safe, rather than those of the states

[Editors' Note:  The Supreme Court agrees with you -- at least it has since the mid-20th century. Prior to that time, the Bill of Rights was held to restrain only the central government, to which Constitution it applied. The process of applying it to the states is the judicial doctrine of "Incorporation". Some Amendments -- notably the Second -- have still not been "incorporated" by the Court.]

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