Reed v. Reed
|Reed v. Reed (1971)
|Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971), was an Equal Protection case in the United States in which the Supreme Court ruled that the administrators of estates cannot be named in a way that discriminates between sexes.|
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.