States Rights = Self Incrimination Protections in Bill of Rights Need Not Apply | Until 14th Amend That is how the Supreme Court ruled before the 14th amendment. This is all about the states rights to deny what was guaranteed in the national Bill of Rights. States rights folks wanted states to be able to deny national rights guaranteed to citizens of the USA. This dovetails with states rights supporting the view that a state government the right to take property without compensation? Of course it was all wrapped up in the US Constitution restricted the national government and not states. SO, the US Constitution should not interfere with the states rights folks ability to restrict rights in a state.