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The Constitutional amendment that could disqualify some Arizona politicians from office

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was written to keep Confederate leaders out of government after the Civil War but has a newfound relevance.

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The state Supreme Court may soon decide if a part of the Constitution written to keep Confederate leaders out of government after the Civil War could also disqualify three Arizona Republicans from the 2022 election.

Gerard Magliocca, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, explains the history of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and its relevance today.

Read more Amnesty and Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment, by Gerard Magliocca.

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