Fourth Circuit reaffirms that the right to earn a living is protected by the Constitution

February 01, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

In McBurney v. Young, issued today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a plaintiff’s argument that a Virginia law interfered with his right to engage in his trade, but reaffirmed that this right is protected by the Privileges And Immunities Clause of Article IV (precursor to the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities ...