equal protection of the laws


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a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment

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Only in this way can it be determined if segregation in public schools deprives these plaintiffs of the equal protection of the laws.
The summary procedures in operation before the POCs violate fair trial standards, the principle of equal protection of the laws and the right to liberty and security of person.
Their moral foundations were established in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed that all people are created equal, and in the 14th Amendment, which proclaimed that all citizens of the United States enjoy the equal protection of the laws.
This segregation was alleged to deprive the plaintiffs of the equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment.
so evil, so arbitrary and invidious that a state bound to defend equal protection of the laws must not involve them in any public sphere.
After being convicted for violating the exclusion order, Korematsu (an American of Japanese descent) challenged his conviction on the grounds that, among other things, the order denied him the equal protection of the laws implicit in the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
The court said that if they had deliberately singled out Clarissa, it would have violated her constitutional right to "the equal protection of the laws.
I believe the Fourteenth Amendment means what it says about the equal protection of the laws.
In concluding that this policy is a legitimate state interest, the Court stated that it previously has acknowledged that classifications serving to protect legitimate expectation and reliance interests do not deny equal protection of the laws.
The plaintiffs also alleged that the Government's practice of paying "expedited" refunds to Guam taxpayers based on varying levels of "hardship" violates taxpayers' constitutional right to equal protection of the laws due to the manner in which the program was executed.
The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment provides that a state shall not "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
However, under our federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, each and every one of these employees is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the constitution's equal protection of the laws, and the right to non-discriminatory treatment under federal statutes and Michigan's Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act.
Board of Education of Prince Edward County, the Supreme Court ruled that in shutting its school system, the county had denied black students equal protection of the Laws as guaranteed under the 14th Amendment.
All three believe and act on the idea spelled out in the 14th Amendment: Everybody is entitled to due process of law and to equal protection of the laws.