equal protection clause

noun, often capitalized E&P&C

Legal Definition of equal protection clause

: the clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibits any state from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws

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“Equal protection clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/equal%20protection%20clause. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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