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Old April 19, 2013, 09:34 PM   #8
Tom Servo
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Sadly, they seem to be out of favor with all lawmakers and all but one SCOTUS justice, so they may as well not exist.
They have for a while.

Jim, you're correct. The whole point of PorI was that it was to apply the Bill of Rights to the actions of states. One of the inspirations was the disarming of freedmen in former Confederate states.

"Incorporation" through Due Process is a band-aid to get around the fundamental misinterpretation of Bingham's intent.
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