Schlesinger v. Ballard
Significance, Lieutenant Ballard Receives A Mandatory Discharge, Frontiero And Reed Offer A Guide--and A Contrast
James R. Schlesinger, U.S. Secretary of Defense
Robert C. Ballard
That a rule establishing different guidelines regarding mandatory discharge for male and female officers in the U.S. Navy did not constitute a violation of the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Harriet S. Shapiro
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Charles R. Khoury, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
15 January 1975
That the differing classifications regarding rules for discharge and promotion of males and females are based in rationality; and that in exercising its broad constitutional mandate in making these classifications, Congress did not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
- Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971).
- Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973).
- Kahn v. Shevin, 416 U.S. 351 (1974).
- Weinberger v. Weisenfeld, 420 U.S. 636 (1975).
- Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190 (1976).
- Rostker v. Goldberg, 448 U.S. 1306 (1980).
- Biskupic, Joan and Elder Witt. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1997.
- Levy, Leonard W., ed. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
- Witt, Elder. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the Supreme Court, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1990.
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