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Constitutional Law II Discrimination Against Other Classes
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 2 Non-Marital Children Indicia of Suspectness Immutable Trait does not carry an obvious badge History of Discrimination Bastard Not as bad as race/sex bias ? Impediments to political process? Gross unfairness penalizing child is ineffectual and                    unjust  way to enforce morality
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 3 Non-Marital Exclusion –  Unconst’l Intermediate Scrutiny Levy v. LA  (1968);  Glona v. Am. Guar . (1968) statutes denying wrongful death cases. NJWRO v. Cahill  (1973) denial of welfare Gomez v. Perry  (1973) Exemption from parental support Trimble v. Gordon  (1977) denial of intestate inheritance Jiminez v. Weinberger  (1974) Disability benefits denied unless dependency (at  time of disability ) could be established
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Fall 2006 Con Law II 4 Non-Marital Exclusion – Const’l Intermediate Scrutiny Mathews v. Lucas  (1976) Survivors’ benefits to non-marital children only where  paternity/dependency established (or by state law) Labine v. Vincent  (1971);  Lalli v. Lalli  (1978) (Important) ENDS: Avoidance of Fraud (Subst. Related) MEANS: Paternal inheritance limited  to children legimated during father’s lifetime CLOSENESS of FIT: Harder to detect fraud if child 
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