No. 78-1513.

445 U.S. 23 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 26, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harriet S. Shapiro argued the cause for the United States. With her on the briefs were Solicitor General McCree, Acting Assistant Attorney General Schiffer, and Deputy Solicitor General Easterbrook.

Edward L. Merrigan argued the cause and filed a brief for appellee.*

MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

This appeal presents the question whether illegitimate children of a federal civil service employee are entitled to survivors' benefits under the Civil Service Retirement Act when the children once lived with the employee in a familial relationship, but were not living with the employee at the time of his death.


George Isaacson and the appellee Patricia...

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