The Curious Lawyer: The Thirteenth Amendment
What is “slavery,” what is “involuntary servitude” and where do courts draw the lines between forced labor, physical coercion and civic duties that sometimes require free labor? The answers lie in part on the meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment. In the latest installment of “The Curious Lawyer” series, Peter Afrasiabi takes a deep dive into this amendment, reminding us what it protects and illustrating its impact on the other constitutional protections we enjoy. Whether you are a budding constitutional scholar or simply looking for interesting facts to share at a cocktail party, this constitutional law series is for you.