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Michael M. v. Superior Court
Citation:450 U.S. 464, 101 S.Ct. 1200, 67 L.Ed.2d 437 (1981).
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Plaintiff was charged with statutory rape under a California statutory rape law. The law, however, only criminalized male behavior, not female. Because of the disparity in treatment between males and females, the Plaintiff challenged his conviction under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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