Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Michael E. Mankins argued the cause and filed a brief for appellant.
Lola L. Bonner argued the cause for appellee. With her on the brief was John H. Flinn.
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.
This Court has held that once a State posits a judicially enforceable right of children to support from their natural fathers, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the State from denying that same right to illegitimate children. Gomez v. Perez, 409 U.S. 535 (1973). In this case we are required to determine the extent to which the right of...
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