Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D. C. 20543
THE CHIEF JUSTICE
March 7, 1973
Re: No. 71-1694 - Frontiero v. Richardson
I have watched the "shuttlecock" memos on the subject of Reed v. Reed and the "suspect" classification problem.
Some may construe Reed as supporting the "suspect" view but I do not. The author of Reed never remotely contemplated such a broad concept but then a lot of people sire offspring unintended! At some point, I will perhaps join someone who expresses the narrow view expressed by Potter, Harry and Lewis.
Mr. Justice Brennan
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