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equal protection clause


Ironically, the equal protection clause was subsequently used to challenge affirmative action quotas.
  the part of the Fourteenth Amendment that prohibits states from denying equal protection of the laws to all people
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In addition to strengthening the promise of equal treatment, the equal protection clause, for the first time extended protection of rights not just from the federal infringement, but also from state infringement.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   equal protection clause , Bill of Rights [5] , due process [6] , strict construction [9]
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