Fourteenth Amendment

Republicans Attack Birthright Citizenship of Babies Born to Undocumented Parents

State Lawmakers Outline Plans to End Birthright Citizenship, Drawing Outcry

By JULIA PRESTON  Published Jan 5, 2011

WASHINGTON — Conservative legislators from five states opened a national campaign on Wednesday to end the automatic granting of American citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal immigrants.

At a news conference here timed to coincide with the start of a new Congress, Republican state lawmakers introduced two model measures curtailing citizenship rights for children of illegal immigrants. The legislators said the measures would be introduced in at least 14 states.

Cussing at Cops is Not A Crime

Excerpts from the Ruling of the Supreme Court of South Dakota:

"...Marcus J. Suhn was convicted of disorderly conduct for yelling profanities at a passing police car in Brookings, South Dakota. He appeals his conviction and contends that his utterances are protected speech under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The State argues that Suhn’s utterances fall under the “fighting words” exception to First Amendment protection. We hold that Suhn’s words are protected speech and reverse."