What are the differences between the two (2) concepts of stare decisis and legal precedent? As a paralegal why do you think it is important to understand both concepts? How would you explain the impact of these principles to the client? Give an example you would use to clarify how they operate.
The Equal Protection Clause provides protections to both individuals and businesses. When you challenge a government action that you believe does not treat everyone the same, what test(s) will the court apply to determine if the action will be allowed? If the goal is to treat everyone “equally” why has the court established three different tests to apply when a government action is challenged?