Please answer these two questions:1-5: Equal protection: Abbott Laboratories licensed SmithKline Bee

Please answer these two questions:1-5: Equal protection: Abbott Laboratories licensed SmithKline Beecham Corp. to market an Abbott human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug in conjunction with one of SmithKline’s drugs. Abbott then increased the price of its drug fourfold, forcing SmithKline to increase its prices and thereby driving business to Abbott’s own combination drug. SmithKline filed a suit in a federal district court against Abbott. During jury selection, Abbott struck the only self-identified gay person among the potential jurors. (The pricing of HIV drugs is of considerable concern in the gay community.) Could the equal protection clause be applied to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in jury selection? Explain.1-6: Procedural due process: Robert Brown applied for admis- sion to the University of Kansas School of Law. Brown answered “no” to questions on the application asking if he had a crimi- nal history and acknowledged that a false answer constituted “cause for . . . dismissal.” In fact, Brown had criminal convic- tions for domestic battery and driving under the influence. He was accepted for admission to the school. When school offi- cials discovered his history, however, he was notified of their intent to dismiss him and given an opportunity to respond in writing. He demanded a hearing. The officials refused to grant Brown a hearing and then expelled him. Did the school’s actions deny Brown due process? Explain

 

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