Reed v. Reed
Supreme Court of the United States
REED v. REED
Appeal from the Supreme Court of Idaho
No. 70-4 Argued: October 19, 1971 --- Decided: November 22, 1971
A mandatory provision of the Idaho probate code that gives preference to men over women when persons of the same entitlement class apply for appointment as administrator of a decedent's estate is based solely on a discrimination prohibited by and therefore violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.