The phrase used in Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution describing rights that citizens have that derive from the existence of the federal government, and include but are not limited to the right to travel, the right to vote in federal elections, the right to discuss national legislation, and immunity of the citizens of any state to be discriminated against by the laws of another state.
Privileges-and-immunities Sentence Examples
The nucleus of a cosmopolitan society thus formed has expanded into a powerful community enjoying privileges and immunities unknown to natives not receiving its protection.
The "Burlingame Treaty" recognizes China's right of eminent domain over all her territory, gives China the right to appoint at ports in the United States consuls, "who shall enjoy the same privileges and immunities as those enjoyed by the consuls of Great Britain and Russia"; provides that "citizens of the United States in China of every religious persuasion and Chinese subjects in the United States shall enjoy entire liberty of conscience and shall be exempt from all disability or persecution on account of their religious faith or worship in either country"; and grants certain privileges to citizens of either country residing in the other, the privilege of naturalization, however, being specifically withheld.
§ 2 of the constitution, " the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states."
iv.) was to confer on the citizens of each state, if one may so say, a general citizenship, and to communicate all the privileges and immunities which the citizens of the same state would have been entitled to under the like circumstances " (Story, Constitution of the United States, § 1806).
iv., it was held that a state licence tax discriminating against commodities the production of other states was void as abridging the privileges and immunities of the citizens of such other states (Ward v.