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Website that includes a 13 oral histories, 13 individuals named in the Circle of Honor, and a Mileposts timeline of dozens of major cases and other specific achievements starting in 1969.
Attractive report with many photos, chronology of milestones, and national context. (61-page PDF)
Limiting public benefits to households in which the parents are ceremonially married and have at least one minor child of both, the natural child of one and adopted by the other, or a child adopted by both, denies equal protection to illegitimate children.
Under the Supremacy Clause, a State may not recover benefits retroactively paid to a beneficiary.
Reverses lower court and holds that county welfare board does not have standing to pursue an appeal from a decision of the state welfare department in favor of the recipient.
Bio note Douglas Eakeley grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. He attended public schools, until he went to Yale College on a scholarship. He graduated summa cum laude in 1968 with an economics degree. A Rhodes Scholar, he studied at Oxford University and graduated in 1970. After Oxford, he returned to Yale and earned his … Read more