Clark v. Jeter
Significance, New Directions In Family Law, Important Precedents, Impact, Pro And Con: Dna Testing
That Pennsylvania's six-year statute of limitations for paternity actions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Craig A. McLean
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Anthony M. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
6 June 1988
Held that Pennsylvania's six-year statute of limitations for paternity actions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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