What are the provisions of the Privileges and Immunities Clause?


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The Privileges and Immunities Clause, Section 2 of Article IV of the United States Constitution, also referred to as "PIC4," prevents states from discriminating against the fundamental rights of out-of-state citizens. Basically, it means that the citizens of one state are on an equal footing when they travel to another state. Out-of-state citizens are entitled to the same rights as other citizens in the state in which they happen to be in.

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The Privileges and Immunities Clause does not, however, extend to all commercial activity. It only covers fundamental individual rights and does not include businesses and corporations. A corporation is not considered to be a citizen under PIC4. The "special" privileges granted to a corporation by its home state do not accompany that corporate entity when its activities cross state lines.

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