The Insurance Company v. The City of New Orleans

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This is the federal case decided after Woodruff and before the Slaughterhouse Cases. In this case Judge Woods examines if a corporation is a citizen of the several states, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States OR if it is a citizen of the United States under the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment. See page 87 for the conclusions.

In the Slaughterhouse Cases, the terms "citizen of the several states" and "citizen of the United States" are used, at page 74, to wit: "We think this distinction and its explicit recognition in this Amendment of great weight in this argument, because the next paragraph of this same section (first section, second clause), which is the one mainly relied on by the plaintiffs in error, speaks only of privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States, and does not speak of those of citizens of the several states." Here is legal proof that there are two citizens under the Constitution of the United States, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 5th Circuit, Louisiana | United States

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