Where in the U.S. Constitution is this practice forbidden?
Hammurabi’s code was applied differently to different classes of people.
- Joe FinkleLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
5th and 14th amendment:
14th: "No State shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
This applies directly to the States, not the Federal government. The federal government is covered by the 5th amendment: "...No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law...." In the case of Bolling v. Sharpe 347 U.S. 497, the Supreme Court reasoned that this due process necessarily incorporates the same type of equal protection spelled out specifically in the 14th amendment for the States.
- John J. SLv 71 decade ago
1) Article I section 10 paragraph 1: No state shall ... grant any title of nobility.
There were no classes of people other than slaves and free men. And the constitution did not apply to slaves.
2) 14th Amendment Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Basically all people are to be treated the same under the law.
- 1 decade ago
Teekno is right...mostly. The 14th Amendment applies to the States, the 5th Amendment applies to the Federal Government.
- TeeknoLv 71 decade ago
Take a peek at the 14th Amendment.