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And, at the Paris slaughter-houses, stages, representing the fortress of Dieppe
With the so-called Slaughter-House Cases of 1873, the US Supreme Court effectively nullified the "privileges and immunities" clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, and thereby, according to Bolick (of the Hoover Institution), opening the door to excessive government regulation of business and loss of economic liberty without legal recourse for those harmed.
In Death Grip, Bolick examines the attack on economic liberty brought about by the nineteenth-century Supreme Court Slaughter-House cases.