U.S. Supreme Court
Reed v. Reed, 404 U.S. 71 (1971)
Reed v. Reed
Argued October 19, 1971
Decided November 22, 1971
404 U.S. 71
A mandatory provision of the Idaho probate code that gives preference to men over women when persons of the same entitlement class apply for appointment as administrator of a decedent' estate is based solely on a discrimination prohibited by and therefore violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
93 Idaho 511, 465 P.2d 635, reversed and remanded.
BURGER, C.J.,delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.