In an op-ed published in the Albuquerque Journal in its March 22 edition, Professor Dawinder “Dave” Sidhu presents an argument that the urban poor in the United States have a valid claim to relief and redress under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment, enacted in 1865, formally abolished slavery.
“Accordingly, the 13th Amendment is viable in modern America and is implicated when there is a denial of meaningful liberty and a restriction on physical movement. Sharing these two fundamental characteristics are the urban poor,” wrote Sidhu.
Albuquerque Journal opinion article: “Urban Poor Have a Valid Claim to Relief, Redress.”
March 24, 2012