selective incorporation

noun
se·​lec·​tive incorporation

Legal Definition of selective incorporation

: a theory or doctrine of constitutional law that those rights guaranteed by the first eight amendments to the U.S. Constitution that are fundamental to and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty are incorporated into the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause — compare total incorporation

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“Selective incorporation.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/selective%20incorporation. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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