Stanton v. Stanton
Significance, Challenging "old Notions", Dissent And A Postscript, Impact, Parental Responsibility, Further Readings
Thelma B. Stanton
James Lawrence Stanton, Jr.
That a Utah statute was discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional because it set the age of majority for females at 18 and males at 21, thus denying due process and equal protection as guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
J. Dennis Frederick
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Bryce E. Roe
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
15 April 1975
That the basis for the statute's establishment of different ages of majority was not rational, and that it denied women equal protection under the law.
- Royster Guano Co. v. Virginia, 253 U.S. 412, 415 (1920).
- Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971).
- Schlesinger v. Ballard, 419 U.S. 498 (1975).
- Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190 (1976).
- Stanton v. Stanton II, 429 U.S. 501 (1977).
- University of California Regents v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978).
Fast, Julius, and Timothy Fast. The Legal Atlas of the United States. New York: Facts on File, 1997.
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