Civil Liberties in The United States - Equal Protection

Equal Protection

Main article: Equal Protection Clause

Equal protection prevents the government from creating laws that are discriminatory in application or effect.

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Other articles related to "equal protection, protection, equal":

Duke Power Co. V. Carolina Environmental Study Group - Opinion
... did not constitute a violation of equal protection based on the reasons Congress gave for liability limitations ... There is no equal protection violation, since the general rationality of the Act's liability limitation, particularly with reference to the congressional purpose of ... to encourage irresponsibility in matters of safety and environmental protection cannot withstand careful scrutiny, since nothing in the liability-limitation provision undermines or alters the rigor and ...
All-white Jury - History
... that an all-white jury violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment yet in Virginia v ... the unofficial civil code termed Jim Crow, ranging from separate but equal accommodation to voter disenfranchisement and jury exclusion blacks were thus denied access to the public, political ... excluded blacks from juries but nonetheless raised due process and equal protection arguments in his particular case ...
Clarence Thomas - Judicial Philosophy - Equal Protection and Affirmative Action
... Thomas believes that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbids consideration of race, such as race-based affirmative action or preferential treatment ... Government cannot make us equal it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law ... admissions is categorically prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause." In Parents Involved in Community Schools v ...
Living Constitution - Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses
... framework has been its association with broad interpretations of the equal protection and due process clauses of the 5th and 14th Amendments ... minorities or women are not entitled to liberty or equal protection as they were not at the time of the Constitutional ratification, but neither do advocates of the living Constitution believe that ... Living Constitutionalists suggest that broad ideals such as "liberty" and "equal protection" were included in the Constitution precisely because they are timeless, due to ...
List Of Landmark Court Decisions In The United States - Other Areas
... Carr, which stated that districts must be of as equal population as mathematically possible, so as to ensure equal protection ... use of property tax as means to finance public education does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment ... not sweat of the brow, is the touchstone of copyright protection ...

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