Reed v. Reed
Significance, Win Some, Lose Some, Equal Protection, Further Readings
That Sally Reed's constitutional rights were violated by Idaho's law favoring the appointment of a man over a similarly situated woman to act as administrator of an estate.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Allen R. Derr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Charles S. Stout, Myron E. Anderson
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
22 November 1971
That Idaho's law was "based solely on a discrimination prohibited by and therefore violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
- United States v. Anthony, 24 F.Cas. 829 (1873).
- Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875).
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