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Equal Protection and Fundamental Rights

This site explores the issue: Should heightened scutiny be applied when laws disproportionately burden certain classes of persons with respect to fundamental rights such as the right to vote, the right to run as a candidate, the right to marry or divorce, and the right to fairness in the criminal justice system? What constitutes a "fundamental right" for purposes of equal protection analysis? Is education, for example, a fundamental right? In addition to introductory material, there are questions for discussions as well as links to relevant cases and resources.

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