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.
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.
The Court had to make its decision based not on whether the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment had desegregated schools in mind when they wrote it in 1868 but on whether desegregated schools deprived black children of equal protection of the law when the case was decided in 1954.
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.
This lesson relates to the powers of Congress to raise and support armies in Article I, Section 8, and to citizens' rights to equal protection of the laws in the 14th Amendment, Section 1.
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Bill of Rights were enjoyed by all the inhabitants of the United States equally, but there was no provision requiring the equal protection of the laws, or prohibiting discrimination in law on grounds of race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, social status, political opinion, or other irrelevant and invidious considerations.
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 contend that segregated public schools are not "equal"and cannot be made "equal,"and that hence they are deprived of the equal protection of the laws.
We asserted then, and the President and the Department of Justice have now recognized, that Edie and Thea were denied equal protection of the laws because of an unconstitutional law known as DOMA.
In addition, they said the Comelec resolution violated the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the laws and of the 'nonimpairment of contracts.