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Constitutional Rights Overview (1)+

  • Fair Treatment by the Government: Equal Protection

    In the United States people have the right to be treated in a fair and equal way by the government. This protection is contained in the "Equal Protection" clauses of the U.S. Constitution. This document tells you more about your rights to be treated fairly and equally. The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español

Know Your Rights Articles (4)+

  • Fair Treatment by the Government: Equal Protection

    In the United States people have the right to be treated in a fair and equal way by the government. This protection is contained in the "Equal Protection" clauses of the U.S. Constitution. This document tells you more about your rights to be treated fairly and equally. The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Learn about Civil Justice and the Legal System

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español
  • The Rule of Law

    This short video explains the importance of the legal system in American society. This video is one in a series of public service videos presented by the State Bar of Georgia. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia
  • Trial by Jury

    This short video explains the importance of the legal system in American society and particulary, the citizen-juror. This video is one in a series of public service videos presented by the State Bar of Georgia. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia