Equal Protection Clause
- A provision in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that ensures no state can deny individuals within its jurisdiction equal application of the law
- The Equal Protection Clause requires each state to treat all its citizens equally under the law.
- Because of the Equal Protection Clause, a law that discriminates based on race would likely be considered unconstitutional.
- Challenging unconstitutional policies may invoke an interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause.