equality before the law

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Noun1.equality before the law - the right to equal protection of the laws
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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Thanks to Jack Greenbergs devotion to justice, millions of Americans have known the freedom to learn and work and vote and live in a country that more faithfully lives up to its founding principle of equality under the law.
The President is also under fire from local and international organizations, including the United Nations, for violating the Philippine Constitution's guarantees of due process and equality under the law in his bloody war on drugs.
Equality under the law applies to companies as well as to individuals.
Minoru dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice and equality under the law," Wyden said Tuesday in a written statement.
If our politically correct government believes in true tolerance and true equality under the law they should legislate to protect religious beliefs in the workplace, in public life and in commerce.
It is about embracing the minority of our fellow citizens who are gay and proclaiming loudly to the world that equality under the law is a cornerstone of our Republic.
To the great cause of democracy the world over, democratic institutions, the rule of law and equality under the law are often incidental to the primacy of so-called free and fair elections.
Same sex couples should be entitled to equality under the law, and this includes the right to marry.
Ryan's voting record regarding the issue was brought up by a participant who asked why he was so "adamantly opposed to allow Gay and Lesbian Americans to have equality under the law regarding marriage.
It stated: "We believe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people should be entitled to full equality under the law.
Making the admission decision based on nationality and national security reasons violates the Japanese Constitution's guarantee of equality under the law, the court said.