Baltimore v. Maryland, 1833. This Supreme Court case held that the bill of rights was only effective against Congress, and not the states.Thorsen said:Can someone who knows about this subject help educate me? I know that the 14th amendment only selectively applies the bill of rights to the states and that not all of the bill of rights are incorporated into the states, but I don't know why. Why does it require a SC decision to incorporate each of these natural rights when it appears, to me at least, that the 14th amendment was very clear on intending to do so via constitutional amendment.
What exactly am I overlooking here?
This is how we ended up with outrageous decisions like Cruikshank (run a search here for that name).