Reed v. Reed

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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.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

Supreme Court of the United States

404 U.S. 71


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.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).