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equal protection of the laws

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
191 words

The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment states, “No state shall…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal

Equal Protection

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
2,348 words

The idea that all persons are equal before the law is a central tenet of American constitutional democracy. Traceable to

Equal Protection

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,253 words
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1

Even in the Colonial era, Americans of European descent saw themselves as committed to an ideal of equality. Feudal privileges

Equal Protection

Equal Protection   Reference library

Mark V. Tushnet

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,978 words

The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, adopted in 1868, expressed the commitment of victorious Republican forces

equal protection

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
110 words

A shorthand term for ‘equal protection of the laws’ guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It has

equal protection clause

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
269 words

‘Equal protection clauses’ are provisions in written constitutions or human rights treaties that require a state to treat all persons

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