selective incorporation

noun

se·​lec·​tive 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 23 May. 2024.

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