Equal Protection under the Law  

Equal protection under the law 

These cases will support you when you find some one else is able to do something that is illegal for you. Such as building a garage or other out buildings, have a business and be told you cannot have it, because there are too many in the community. ie.. a beer license, gambling license, a tax abatement and more.   


Slaughter-House cases. 83 U.S. 36., (1872) 

  • Here is a case that has four cases in one. It talks about prohibiting people from using their land, and giving that right to a corporation. The government cannot take a right from you and give it to another. Part of the case, was New Orleans had set up a large area to slaughter farm animals. This gave the corporation the exclusive right to slaughter all farm animals in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard. And a land owner could not sell animals or produce from his private land.
  • This is a 5th and 14th Amendment and Article 1 section 10 VIOLATION. "No Title of Nobility shall be granted"
GIBBONS v. OGDEN, 22 U.S. 1 (1824)
  • The acts of the Legislature of the State of New York, granting to Robert R. Livingston and Robert Fulton the exclusive navigation of all the waters within the jurisdiction of that, with boats moved by fire or steam, for a term of years.
Lakewood v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co,. 486 U.S. 750 (1988)
  • Here we find another pick and choose as to who will get the favors of the government.
Columbia v. Omni Outdoor Advertising  449 U.S. (1991)
  • The city fathers wanted to have one sign company to put up all of the signs in the City of Columbia, South Carolina. So this is another loss for the great leaders of our local government. They don't seem to realize our U. S. Constitution is for equality, and not a buddy system. 
Leathers v. Medlock,. 499 U.S. 439 (1991)
  • Another case of playing favorites. This one is about taxes. It seems that the state of Arkansas wanted to charge Mr. Medlock taxes on his cable television subscribers and not on newspapers and magazines. They all three entertain, give out news, do advertising so they should pay equal taxes. Newspapers and magazines could do good for elected officials. If your taxing authority is giving a land owner a free ride and charging you. If you are paying property taxes, I think you should put yourself in Mr. Medlock's place and get what is yours. There is no lawful law that allows discrimination.