Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Lecture410.6.2010 EQUALROTECTIONFLOWCHARTI

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Lecture 4  10.6.2010 EQUAL ROTECTION FLOWCHART I Does the classification or category in the Law/Policy touch on Individual  Attributes that are all or part of the Traits of a “discrete and Insular” minority? “No”, then in the realm of the Rational Relations Test:  Is the discrimination related to a legitimate governmental purpose? If no, it fails  here, if yes: Is the discriminatory category rationally or reasonably related to the policy?  Terrible fit between means and ends is an administrative problem not judicial.  “Yes”- Facially Discriminates Suspect: All Traits (race) -> Is there a compelling state purpose for the policy? If  no, it fails, if yes, than: Is the category used the only way to achieve that purpose? Also stated as, “Is it  narrowly tailored?” Quasi-Suspect: Some Traits -> Is there an important state purpose for the policy? 
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