TITLE

ORDINARY AND ENHANCED RATIONAL BASIS REVIEW IN THE MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Lawrence
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2006, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p415
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the application of the enhanced rational basis scrutiny in several equal protection cases handled by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Difference between enhanced and ordinary rational basis scrutiny; Decision of the court to overturn the civil marriage exclusion claiming that a statutory ban on same-sex marriage bore no rational relationship to the goal of the economy; Information on several cases involving an interest in pursuing a business and vocation of profession that trigger enhanced rational basis scrutiny.
ACCESSION #
21372529

 

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