equal protection of the law

Definition of "equal protection of the law"
  1. A fundamental right implying that every person should have the same access to legal and court procedures, be given fair treatment under the law, and enjoy similar substantial legal rights, evident in matters like equal pay for equal work or uniform tax imposition, codified under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution mandating every state ensures this right to all within its jurisdiction
How to use "equal protection of the law" in a sentence
  1. The activist argued that excluding certain individuals from a public benefits program violated their right to equal protection of the law.
  2. The plaintiff won the case when the court ruled that denying her a promotion based on gender violated the principle of equal protection of the law.
  3. The city council's decision was challenged on the grounds that it breached the equal protection of the law.

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