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Old June 27, 2010, 11:52 PM   #26
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Old June 28, 2010, 08:08 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by kraigwy
Can some one tell me, in dumb old grunt terms what "PorI" means?
In both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, the rights of citizens were referred to as Privileges and Immunities. In the 14th amendment, it was written as Privileges or Immunities.

The former has long been shortened to, P&I. Whereas the latter has recently been shortened to PorI, to make the distinction as to which documents we were referring to.

Why the change? It could be as simple as a legal means to distinguish political rights (privileges) from natural rights (immunities), in the Lockean sense (this is my best guess).

Edited: I'm closing this thread, and have started another thread on the decision itself. Thanks to everyone for contributing.
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