Equal Protection Clause

Definition of "Equal Protection Clause"
  1. 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
How to use "Equal Protection Clause" in a sentence
  1. The Equal Protection Clause requires each state to treat all its citizens equally under the law.
  2. Because of the Equal Protection Clause, a law that discriminates based on race would likely be considered unconstitutional.
  3. Challenging unconstitutional policies may invoke an interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause.

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