Essay about The Equal Protection Clause

972 Words Oct 7th, 2014 4 Pages
The Equal Protection Clause is the constitutional promise that no individual or class of persons can be denied the same protection of the laws that is enjoyed by others individuals or classes. These protections include life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of hapiness. The Substantive Due Process Clause is similar in that it states that no person can be deprived of either life, liberty, or property devoid of due process. Substantive Due Process clause put limits on the content or subject matter of state and federal laws. The Substantive Due Process Clause keeps the government from violating certain fundamental constitutional rights of individuals or parties. The Supreme court relied on the Substantive Due Process clause to overturn the previous courts ruling and argued that the ruling violated the S. Due Process Clause, as opposed to the Equal Protections Clause. However, Justice Sandra Day O ' Connor argued in favor of the Equal Protections Clause to overturn the state laws against sodomy. The Court recognized that the privacy rights of consenting adults cannot be violated as this violates the Constitution.

You would first file a complaint with the court and deliver a copy to the defendant. The complaint details what the defendant did wrong that caused injury to you. The defendant will be given a certain amount of time to answer the complaint. The answer is a document that responds to the allegations of the complaint. The defendant may present their side of the dispute…

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