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Gov. Senior Project

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Alanna Verner

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Gov. Senior Project

1971 Reed V. Reed Cecil, Sally, and Richard Reed. Richard dies intestate R.I.P D.O.D: March 29, 1967 Sally files for administer of her son's estate Cecil files a competing petition Idaho Codes 15-312 and 15-314. "Males must be preferred to females" Idaho Code 15-314 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment Sally Appeals Cecil Appeals The Idaho Supreme Court rejects that 15-314 violates the Equal Protection Clause. Sally Appeals to
U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court says
choosing males over females
does violate the Equal Protection Clause Supreme Court rules that
Idaho cannot preference males over females
as a judicial expediency. Sally's Appeal is
upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court 1. Idaho Supreme Court reviewing
District Courts' ruling 2. U.S. Supreme Court reviewing
Idaho Supreme Courts' ruling Principles of the
U.S. Constitution Limited Government Federalism Judicial Review The Equal Protection Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment overrides the Idaho Code. Sally appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court as the highest court in the U.S. Court Case Analysis Wal-Mart vs. Dukes Article 1 A Double Standard for Benefits - Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973) Article 2 U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage Introduction Overview of the case Ruling on the case How the case has affected society My Reflection of the Project
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