craig v. boren - Jake Holtz 3/5/08 1. Case Name: Craig v....

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Jake Holtz 3/5/08 1. Case Name: Craig v. Boren 2. Year Case Decided: 1976 3. Facts that triggered the dispute: Mark Walker, a senior at Oklahoma State University, along with beer vendor, Carolyn Whitener and fraternity brother, Curtis Craig challenged the Oklahoma state law that allowed women to buy alcohol at the age of 18 but banned men from doing the same until they were 21. The ACLU entered the case and argued that the Court could apply the lower rational basis standard and still hold for Craig. They also suggested the Court might consider developing a standard “in between” strict scrutiny and rational basis. The trial court, acknowledging that the Supreme Court’s rulings were murky held for the state. 4. Statute: In ’72 Oklahoma enacted a statute that said that men could not buy alcohol until the age of 21 while women could buy alcohol at the age of 18. The Craig side argued that the Supreme Court should, when laws discriminate on the basis of sex, use the strict scrutiny test. The reason being that as it applied to this
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course POLI SCI 316 taught by Professor Emory during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Whitewater.

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craig v. boren - Jake Holtz 3/5/08 1. Case Name: Craig v....

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