Q. You often hear people talk about the “equal protection clause” of the Constitution. What does that actually refer to? A. After the Civil War, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment which guarantees “equal protection of the laws” to all “persons born or naturalized in the United States. In the Twentieth Century, this amendment (and in particular its equal protection clause) became the centerpiece of judicial efforts to promote civil rights and equal treatment for all Americans. If you want to learn more about the idea of Equal Protection and other aspects of the U.S. Constitution, you’re invited to a discussion series at the Roseville Library this month.... Read More »