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Posts Tagged ‘women in the law’

Craig v. Boren, 429 U.S. 190 (1976)

In Politics on 07/10/2009 at 7:34 PM

FACTS: Oklahoma passed a law prohibiting the sale on “nonintoxicating” 3.2 percent beer to males under the age of 21, but allowed females over the age of 18 to purchase said beer. The statute was challenged as Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection violation by Curtis Craig, a male between the ages of 18 and 21 and by an Oklahoma vendor of alcohol.

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Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973)

In Politics on 23/09/2009 at 8:39 PM

FACTS: Under federal law male members of the uniformed services automatically received an extra housing allowance and medical benefits if they were married. For a servicewoman to receive these additional benefits she must prove that she paid more than one half of her husbands living expenses. Sharron Frontiero could only prove that she paid three-sevenths her husband Joseph Frontiero’s living expenses. Because of this her application for benefits was denied, she filed suit in federal district court whom also denied her claim and she appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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