Amendment One: The Nebraska Equal Protection Clause
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Hayes, Jason W.
INTRODUCTION|"No State shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." This clause, found in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, grants equal protection of the laws to all citizens of the United States. In 1997, the Nebraska Legislature adopted a state legislative resolution to place similar equal protection wording into the Nebraska State Constitution if approved by the voters. In November 1998, the Nebraska voters approved Amendment One, which contained the equal protection clause provision. Now the question arises: What improvement will be gained by placing an identical equal protection clause into the Nebraska State Constitution, considering that equal protection of the laws already applies to all states under the Federal Constitution?...
32 Creighton L. Rev. 611 (1998-1999)
Creighton University School of Law