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Equal Protection Clause

Is The Electoral College System For Choosing Our President Unconstitutional?

Leon Friedman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Leon Friedman

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.

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

'Justice Scalia' Is an Oxymoron

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.15.2017 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

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.

Why Do Conservatives Hate the Conservative Supreme Court?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

It is ironic, bordering on demagogic, how Republicans pick and choose what parts of the constitution they fetishize!

California's SB 707: Gun Control vs. the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment

Dennis Santiago | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The subversion of the Equal Protection Clause touches us in other parts of our lives -- nowhere more starkly than the area of gun control.

Can I Ever Forgive Evangelicals?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.12.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

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."

Lila Shapiro

How A Ruling On Gay Jurors Could Have A Huge Effect On The Gay Rights Movement | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the next few weeks, AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company that produces an important AIDS drug, will make a decision that could have a far-reaching effe...

It's Not a Mystery When State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Couples From Marrying "Became Unconstitutional"

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

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.

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Doug Kendall

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

Alan A. Aja | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Alan A. Aja

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.

A Colorblind Spot in the Fourteenth Amendment?

Alex Glashausser | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Alex Glashausser

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?

Sexual Orientation And Civil Rights

Richard Lyon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Lyon

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.

40 Years After Reed vs. Reed, U.S. Women Still Aren't Equal

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Marcia D. Greenberger

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.

Vermont State Police Engage in Clear Case of Racial Profiling

Keith Rushing | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Keith Rushing

Racial profiling violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, which says it's unconstitutional to apply the nation's laws differently based on race. But racial profiling happens all the time.

Protecting the 14th Amendment

Eva Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eva Paterson

For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from fre...

Our Priorities Should Not Include the Defense of DOMA

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

As an American taxpayer, I resent that my dollars are being spent by the government on attempting to further discrimination against many American citizens, including myself.

Will Scalia Tell Congress That the Constitution Leaves Women Out?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Justice Antonin Scalia is set to provide Constitutional lessons at an event organized by Rep. Michele Bachmann. Let's hope the audience also hears from those who respect the constitutional rights of women.

Originalist Sinner: Justice Scalia and The 14th Amendment

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

California Lawyer this week did report On Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court His shocking views on equal protection Make one wish his was a tenure su...

Elise Foley

Democrats, Women's Rights Leaders Blast Scalia Comments On 14th Amendment | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the key women's-rights groups joined congressional Democrats at the Capitol Thursday to warn that Supreme Court Justice Anto...

Amanda Terkel

Justice Scalia: Women Don't Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not protect against discrimination on the basis of gende...

Equal Protection for Unmarried Fathers

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

The cliché that unmarried fathers never have meaningful relationships with their children has never been true, and today in 2010, it's less accurate than ever.

Call For Review of 14th Amendment Endangers American Electorate

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

This call for a review of the 14th Amendment is not only un-American, it treads on dangerous paths: a path back to pre-1868 slavery, a path back to the period of darkness in American history.

Legalized: Oral Sex, Sodomy and Immoral Prosecutions

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Illegal is not the same as immoral. Jaywalking is illegal, few would argue it's immoral. What lawmakers, banks and brokers did to the economy was technically legal -- but it was far from being moral.