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CASE ENTRY

Theile v. Michigan

Michigan family court judge is barred by state law, constitution from retaining his position next term, as he will by then have become a septuagenarian. A violation of the Equal Protection Clause? The Sixth Circuit says he eloquently makes a forceful case: Many other prominent public offices have no age limit, and the gov’t doesn’t seriously try to explain why one is necessary here. But this is a rational basis case, so it needn’t. Case dismissed.


Tags: 2018, Equal Protection, Rational Basis Test, Sixth Circuit

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