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Other Classes

Other Classes

Examine the use of the Equal Protection Clause to strike down governmental action in classifications not based on race or gender.


Welcome to the video on other classes and interests that are protected under the Equal Protection Clause.

I. Suspect classes

It's fair to say that the majority of the case law dealing with equal protection violations is related to race and gender, but these are not the only cases in which the Equal Protection Clause has been successfully used to strike down governmental action. Let's talk about the remaining suspect classes: national origin, religion, and alienage. National origin refers to...