Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Lalli v. Lalli
The Appellant claimed to be the illegitimate son of Mario Lalli who died intestate. The Appellant argued that he was entitled to inherit from father and that the New York statute, requiring him to obtain an order of filiation during his father’s lifetime, discriminated against him on the basis of his illegitimate birth in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution (Constitution). A New York trial and appellate court ruled against the Appellant. The judgment of the appellate court is affirmed.
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