Personnel Administrator of Mass v. Feeney Case Brief

Summary of Personnel Administrator of Mass v. Feeney (1979)

Mass law has a preference to give extra points to veterans. π, a woman, tests high on civil service, but is bumped down the scale in deference to veterans. State actor: dental examiner.

(a) Held: Survives rational basis scrutiny: studies show that veterans were having trouble getting jobs after service.

(b) Classification is veterans v. non-veterans

(c) Fit: reasonable

(d) Also, could be a national security interest in giving benefits to veterans



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