At The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York we take on civil rights cases dealing with “equal protection” cases. You may have heard the phrase “equal protection under the law,” which comes from the Fourteenth Amendment. That amendment to the United States Constitution offers “equal protection of the laws.” The Equal Protection Clause of this amendment offers every citizen of the United States the same rights as far as the law is concerned. There are no exceptions. Each citizen is seen as being equal.