total incorporation

Definition of "total incorporation"
  1. In constitutional law, total incorporation suggests that all guarantees from the Bill of Rights are included within the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore applied to all state law issues
How to use "total incorporation" in a sentence
  1. The theory of total incorporation suggests that the Fourteenth Amendment covers all the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
  2. According to the principle of total incorporation, state laws must respect all guarantees provided by the Bill of Rights.
  3. Under the doctrine of total incorporation, all Bill of Rights protections are considered part of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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