One does not have to look far to locate stories detailing the disparate treatment of some group in America. Many times the individuals affected are singled out due to the gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc…
Identify a public policy that has come under scrutiny for equal protection claims. You can choose an example from the chapter, your own research, or personal experience. Based on the policy you choose, respond to the following prompts in the discussion.
1.Identify the issue and groups affected by the current policy.
2.Is the disparate treatment of individuals justified under the Equal Protection Clause? Explain.
3.Select one of the other cases highlighted in the chapter and describe the parallels you see between this case and the policy you’ve selected. In what important ways is this case different from the topic you’ve selected?
As you focus your attention on the topic, be mindful that this is not a case of how you “feel” about the topic. For this assessment you are looking at the issue in a broader context than your personal preferences.