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The 14th Amendment, Transforming American Democracy

Presented by San Diego County Law Library & William Aceves & Carla DiMare & Silvna Tondini

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Course Description

Length: 59min    Published: 7/14/2017    
The 14th Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation and the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights. In this program, you'll learn from legal experts on constitutional law, immigration, and civil rights about the legacy of the 14th Amendment and how it affects today's legal landscape.

In the first part of the presentation, law professor William Aceves will discuss the text, context, and legacy of the 14th Amendment. Then civil rights attorney Carla DiMare will discuss some of her 14th Amendment cases and give viewers considerations for representing civil rights victims. Finally, immigration attorney Silvina Tondini will discuss 14th Amendment issues related to jurisdiction, naturalization, and constitutional rights for non-citizens.

Learning Objectives
* Understand the substance and context of the 14th Amendment
* Learn about common types of 14th Amendment cases
* Explore 14th Amendment issues for non-citizens
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Presented By:

San Diego County Law Library

San Diego, California


William Aceves

San Diego, California

Carla DiMare

Silvna Tondini


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