Equal Protection Clause
Fall case could show how a Justice Kavanaugh might rule on cases involving state power.
Judge Harry Cantrell routinely refuses to set bail below $2,500 -- regardless of the facts.
"Females baring their breasts is seen by society as unpalatable," says city attorney.
Hate crimes and attacks must be called out loudly until Sessions and the entire administration take steps to safeguard all Americans.
The right to vote in a federal election should therefore be protected by the same "one-person, one vote" established in state elections. The 3.6 vote discrepancy in the electoral college should be subject to the same equal protection analysis that the Supreme Court has applied in state and local elections.
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Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.
It is ironic, bordering on demagogic, how Republicans pick and choose what parts of the constitution they fetishize!
The subversion of the Equal Protection Clause touches us in other parts of our lives -- nowhere more starkly than the area of gun control.
I noticed with interest and, quite frankly, surprise an article headline on the front page of The New York Times dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, which stated: "Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights."
Over the last several decades, the Supreme Court has developed a three-tiered system for classifying alleged violations of
It's Not a Mystery When State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Couples From Marrying "Became Unconstitutional"
It may have taken us 100 years to get it right with respect to race-restrictions on the freedom to marry, but it doesn't mean those laws weren't unconstitutional in 1868. The same is true, nearly 150 years after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, for laws that deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry.
For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.
If Not Race, Then Wealth: Why Universities Should Avoid Income As Proxy for Race-Based Admissions Policy
If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Abigail Fisher and opponents of race-based affirmative action are sincere in their advocacy of a class-based approach, we encourage universities to transition from an income to wealth-based criteria.
Justice Thomas himself would not even be able to follow his stated preference for hiring clerks with an attribute nowhere mentioned in the clause: a degree from a non-Ivy League school. So what then does "equal protection" mean?
Establishing lesbians, gays, and bisexuals as a legally protected class is an important goal in the quest for equal civil rights under the Constitution. The fact that Judge Walker made the finding that he did is no guarantee that other federal judges will make the same finding.
Forty years ago yesterday, for the first time in its history, the Supreme Court held that a law that discriminated against women violated the Constitution. But this gain is not fixed in stone.