equal protection of the laws

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n equal protection of the laws a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment
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Quotations

  • James Madison
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    “Equal laws protecting equal rights the best guarantee of loyalty & love of country.”

Usage

In literature:

If we are innocent, Albinus is equally entitled to the protection of the laws.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
If we are innocent, Albinus is equally entitled to the protection of the laws.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
V. The servant was protected by law equally with the other members of the community.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
V. The servant was protected by law equally with the other members of the community.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
All have equal claims to the fullest protection of the law.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
All are equally under the protection of law and equally entitled to enjoy the benefits of assured public order.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
To say that by a protective law the conditions of production are equalized, is to disguise an error under false terms.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
He is always and everywhere entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Among their essential needs to self-support are a fair industrial opportunity, distribution, education and equal protection of the laws.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
They begin to feel the good effects of equal laws and equal protection.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
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In news:

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution's guarantee to equal protection of the law does not extend to taxpayers who paid more for a sewer hookup than their neighbors.
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote , is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
Mississippi expressly said, while Michigan simply presupposes, that the fertilized human ovum, a zygote, is a person entitled to the equal protection of the laws.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans.
The struggle to change conditions in America, and to win equal protection under the law for citizens of all races, formed the backdrop of Martin Luther King's short life.
Earlie Delaney of Anmoore told The Inter-Mountain that the lack of access violates his and his family's 14th Amendment rights to equal protection under the law.
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