The United States Supreme Court, after examining a section of the Texas Probate Code which allowed a non-marital child to inherit from his or her mother but denied similar inheritance from the natural father, found it to be discriminatory against the non-marital child.
Reed v. Campbell, No. 85-755, slip op. (U.S. June 11, 1986).
Sarah J. Anderson,
Intestacy - Inheritance Laws - Non-Marital Children - Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection,
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