equal protection of the laws

  1. 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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  • The Fourteenth Amendment says states may not deny anyone the 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.
  • The Court said: “It is not the province of this Court to create substantive constitutional rights in the name of guaranteeing equal protection of the laws.” The Conservative Assault on the Constitution
  • Such segregation is a denial of the equal protection of the laws.
  • The Congress of the United States constituted the "Equal protection of the laws Clause" in the Fourteenth Amendment to protect the black people's rights during the Reconstruction.
  • The black people gained the civil rights, especially the voting right, and the Equal Protection of the Laws Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to protect their rights during the Reconstruction.
  • This segregation was alleged to deprive the plaintiffs of the equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment further confirms the new sense of the United States as a national community with its clause prohibiting the states from "depriv [ing] any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; [or denying] to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Republic Broadcasting Network
  • Central to the reassessment has been a continuing discussion of the right of blacks to participate in the political process, to enjoy equal protection of the laws, and to be free of discrimination in education, employment, housing, and the like. Interpretations of American History
  • Yet in constitutional terms, since the Fourteenth Amendment already guarantees "equal protection of the laws," it is unclear just how an equal rights amendment would affect existing law.
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