equal protection

Definition of "equal protection"
  1. A constitutional right under the Fourteenth Amendment ensuring identical legal treatment for everyone in a similar situation and justifying discrimination only by a compelling reason
How to use "equal protection" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled that the legislation violated the principle of equal protection by treating similar individuals differently.
  2. The suit claimed that the policy deviated from the equal protection clause in the Fourteenth Amendment.
  3. Denying certain citizens the right to vote could potentially infringe upon their equal protection rights.

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