“All men are created equal” is an often quoted line from the Constitution. In fact, the quote has become an idiom of U.S. citizens and a symbol of America. Simply, if a law applies to some individuals, but not others, the flaw in the law is an issue of equal protection. Judges, lawyers, and public policy professionals need to evaluate laws to ensure those laws do not discriminate against certain classes of individuals. In this assignment, you test your abilities using this week’s video.
Review Chapter 1, § 1.15 and 1.16, in your course text, Constitutional Law. Reflect on the purpose of the Equal Protection Clause. Consider why the founders would want to ensure equal enforcement of laws.
Review the video, Illegal Aliens. Think about whether equal protection should be applied to the scenario in the video.
Due by Thursday February 04, 2016 a 300-400 argument regarding whether the scenario in the video violates the Equal Protection Clause. Explain why or why not. Be specific, referencing this week’s Learning Resources.
Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your argument, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards