2. Separation of Powers and Congressional Powers
6. The Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment
9. Freedom of Expression
10. Freedom of Religion: Free Exercise Clause
11. Contracts Clause, Ex Post Facto, and Bill of Attainder
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Equal Protection Clause
In this video, you should consider the following:
- The EP Clause prohibits states from denying any person the equal protection of the law.
- This is a comparison of classes of people, not individual rights.
- The three standards that must be applied in analyzing an equal protection claim are:
- Strict scrutiny: narrowly tailored to a compelling government interest.
- Intermediate scrutiny: substantially related to an important government interest.
- Rational basis scrutiny: rationally related to a legitimate government interest.
Delivered by:Professor Melissa A. Hale