A Look At Corfield (On Citizenship)


Justice Bushrod Washington’s determination of the Privileges and Immunities clause of Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States is still the first, and leading opinion, on this clause of the Constitution.

Corfield before and after the Fourteenth Amendment relates to Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States, but now it describes the privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States, whereas before the Fourteenth Amendment, it described the privileges and immunities a citizen of one state had in another State.

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