A man’s right to speak does not depend upon where he was born or upon his color. The simple quality of manhood is the solid basis of the right.
Kurt T. Lash
The majority in Slaughterhouse correctly rejected the idea that the Privileges or Immunities Clause protects unenumerated absolute rights.
Kurt T. Lash holds the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in Law at the Richmond School of Law. He is the author of The Fourteenth Amendment: The Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship.