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Kahn v. Shevin
Citation:416 U.S. 351, 94 S.Ct. 1734, 40 L.Ed.2d 189 (1974).
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A Florida statute allowed for widows to claim a property tax exemption, following the death of their husbands. Plaintiff’s wife died and Plaintiff filed for an exemption under the law. He was denied because the law only applied to widows, not widowers. Plaintiff filed suit, alleging the statute violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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