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equal protection,

n clause set out in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that dictates that state governments cannot pass or enforce any laws based solely on a specific classification of person by race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or age.
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There is no provision in the Constitution that explicitly prohibits any and all consideration of race; there is simply the equal protection clause in section one of the Fourteenth Amendment, which does not say a word about race.
program as violative of the Equal Protection Clause, (47) and in Grutter
This left open the question of whether racial classifications that are designed to benefit, rather than harm, a racial class violate the Equal Protection Clause.
I offer them, however, so that for purposes of this Article we can focus simply on the threshold question of whether government speech, by itself, should ever be understood to violate the Equal Protection Clause.
It is wildly unrealistic to suppose that the drafters or ratifiers of the Equal Protection Clause understood that they were creating the complex and multi-tiered system that the Supreme Court continues to refine almost a hundred and fifty years later.
In the early years following Roe, abortion advocates began to invoke the Equal Protection Clause to challenge restrictions on government funding of abortion.
The defendant appealed, arguing that the jurors' removal violated his rights under the Equal Protection Clause.
In March 2001, the trial court ruled for Grutter concluding that the Law School violated the Plaintiffs' rights under the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI (Grutter v.
The judge not only found the goal of diversity "compelling," but also found the university's weighing of race in the admissions process sufficiently tailored to that goal to meet the standards of the Equal Protection clause.
Third, any rule requiring a PRC for such a broad category of products would likely violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
By far, the majority of today's claims of racially motivated police actions are based on two constitutional provisions: the reasonableness requirement of the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.