The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Equal Protection and Discriminatory Intent
In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. is focused on civil rights law, handling various cases including those involving equal protection and discriminatory intent. The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects us by guaranteeing “due process” in terms of the law, while the Fourteenth Amendment offers “equal protection of the laws.” In providing these protections, the Constitution guards against discriminatory actions by the government.
What is Discriminatory Intent?
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states in full “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws,” is essential to understanding from what one is protected when it comes to discriminatory intent.
As stated in the amendment, no state may make or enforce a law that is discriminatory; in civil rights law, the discriminatory nature of the law must be intentional, unintentional discrimination is not covered by the Equal Protection Clause.
Have You Been the Victim of Discriminatory Intent?
At The Sanders Firm, P.C., we note that there are a few things to consider when it comes to civil rights law suits that are based on discriminatory intent. First it must be determined if there is actual discrimination that singles you out due to race, religion, ethnicity, or another such trait. If that is the case, then what must be determined is if such discrimination has been intended. If the act focused on actually denying you liberty due to a conscious, attempt to discriminate. Of course, such cases are legally complicated in that they rely on past cases and the outcomes of such cases, constitutional law, and the interpretation of the constitution.
Facing discriminatory intent can be very intimidating for an individual who is in essence attempting to battle the government. It is very difficult to fight such a case on your own and to determine its worthiness and viability. It is very important for plaintiffs to be properly represented by a knowledgeable and experienced civil rights lawyer.
We Can Help You
If you have questions regarding discriminatory intent and equal protection, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City. We will be glad to talk with you about your case and help you determine your best course of action. At The Sanders Firm, P.C., where we are passionate about civil rights, we are dedicated to being your voice for justice. Everyone in the United States is guaranteed the same civil rights, freedoms, and liberties. We not only believe in that fact, we fight for it to be a reality each day.