Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County
Significance, The California Supreme Court's Ruling, The U.s. Supreme Court's Ruling
Superior Court of Sonoma County
That the California "statutory rape" statute unlawfully discriminated on the basis of gender.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Gregory F. Jilka
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Sandy R. Kriegler
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
23 March 1981
The Court upheld the statute.
- Kahn v. Shevin, 416 U.S. 351 (1974).
- Schlesinger v. Ballard, 419 U.S. 498 (1975).
- Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190 (1976).
Bureau of Justice Statistics Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics--1996. Washington, DC: U.S. Government, 1997.
- Baer, Judith. Equality Under the Constitution: Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983.
- Kanowitz, Leo. Equal Rights: The Male Stake. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1981.
- Kirp, David L., Yudof, Mark G., and Strong Franks, Marlene. Gender Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
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- Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County - Significance
- Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County - The California Supreme Court's Ruling
- Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County - The U.s. Supreme Court's Ruling
- Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County - Dissenting Opinion
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