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Equal Protection Supreme Court of the United States Discrimination

The Equal Protection Clause is a section of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution that provides that "no state shall...deny to any citizen within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the... more +
The Equal Protection Clause is a section of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution that provides that "no state shall...deny to any citizen within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Essentially, the Equal Protection Clause provides that the government must treat an individual the same way that it treats other individuals in the same circumstances. The 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause applies only to state governments, but the requirements of the clause apply to the federal government through the Due Process Clause of the 5th Amendment. less -

Defense of Marriage Act: What the U.S. Supreme Court’s Windsor Decision May Mean for Employer-Sponsored Benefit Plans

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in U.S. v. Windsor that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is an unconstitutional “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment of...more

DOMA goes down - Copyright goes up - U.S. v. Windsor, Supreme Court, No. 12-307, decided June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court today handed down a far reaching decision throwing out an attempt by Congress to deny the benefits conferred by federal law on same sex couples legally married under state law holding that the Defense of...more

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Is Out, Same-Sex Marriages Are Legal

by Fisher Phillips on

As the 2012 term of the U. S. Supreme Court comes to a close, the Justices left the most politically and emotionally charged decisions for last. On June 26, 2013, the Court handed down its decision striking down the federal...more

COPY of SCOTUS Prop 8 Ruling - Proponents Did Not Have Standing to Appeal District Court Decision that Prop 8 is Unconsitutional

by JD Supra Perspectives on

SCOTUS holds that Article III’s requirement that a party invoking the jurisdiction of a federal court seek relief for a personal, particularized injury serves vital interests going to the role of the Judiciary in the federal...more

Copy of SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: DOMA Unconstitutional - Violates Equal Protection & Due Process

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Supreme Court ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. pp. 13–26. ...more

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