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404 U.S. 71

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.

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