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Q: Explain the purpose of the Equal Protection clause? How do you determine if an Equal Protection violation has taken plac

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Timothy Alan Provis
Timothy Alan Provis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Port Washington, WI
  • Licensed in California

A: Sorry, we aren't doing your homework for you. Besides, to give any kind of a good answer to these questions would require a lot more space than we are allowed here. Whole books have been written on these questions. Three of them are: Judith A. Baer, Equality Under the Constitution (Cornell U. Press 1983); Michael J. Perry, We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court (Oxford U. Press 1999) and Howard N. Meyer, The Amendment That Refused to Die: A History of the Fourteenth Amendment (Madison Books 2000)

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