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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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