equal protection clause


equal protection clause
That provision in 14th Amendment to U.S. Constitution which prohibits a State from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. This clause requires that persons under like circumstances be given equal protection in the enjoyment of personal rights and the prevention and redress of wrongs. In re Adoption of Richardson, 251 C.A.2d 222, 59 Cal.Rptr. 323, 334.

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