Unformatted text preview: language? HOLDING: Yes RATIONALE: In assessing equal protection claims in the Alaska Constitution, you must consider the legislative objective and determine if the means chosen substantially further the goals of the enactment. The statute invidiously discriminates against females because a male can commit the same offense, but it not made criminal by the statute. In criminal offenses, any distinctions as to gender must rest upon some logical justification having a basis in the actual conditions of human life. The clause “by a female” violates the Alaska constitution, but be balance of the statute remains legally intact....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course JLS 535 taught by Professor Siser during the Fall '10 term at American.
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