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Reed v. Reed
United States Supreme Court
404 U.S. 71, 92 S.Ct. 251, 30 L.Ed.2d 225 (1971)
A law of the state of Idaho imposed a mandatory preference for the selection of males over females in the appointment of an administrator of an intestate estate. Reed (plaintiff) was not selected to serve as the administrator of an estate because of her gender. Reed appealed the court’s appointment of a male administrator. The state supreme court upheld the gender-based appointment. Reed petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, J.)
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