Constitutional Law

Essay should be at least 500 words in length (2 pages, double-spaced), using 12-point font, and in proper APA format.

[REQUIRED] What was the original purpose of the Bill of Rights as defined by Barron v. Baltimore (1833)? How did the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment change the understanding of the Bill of Rights? Assess the role of the Supreme Court in the nationalization of the Bill of Rights through selective incorporation and cases such as Palko v. Connecticut (1937). Use a minimum of two sources, one of which may be the textbook.
Also define the following terms in one or two sentences:

  1. common law
  2. justiciable issue
  3. writ of certiorari 
  4. stare decisis 
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