Posted: September 19th, 2022

Individual Liberty and Equal Protection of the Law

Assignment Details 

In this unit, you are studying the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. For an example of unequal treatment based upon gender, read the case of United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996).

Use your textbook resources and the links provided to read the following case:

  • Read United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996), where Justice Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion. 

Focus your discussion on the following:

  • Discuss your reasons for why you agree or disagree with both the majority opinion in the Virginia case and Justice Scalia’s dissent.

In your replies to others, focus on the legal arguments found in the opinion or dissent, not the factual arguments.  


Oyez. (n.d.). United States v. Virginia.

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