Constitutional Law–Equal Protection–Minimum Age Requirement for Candidates for Detroit Common Council Violates Equal Protection Clause of Fourteenth Amendment–Manson v. Edwards*

This Recent Development will discuss the validity and potential impact of the court’s selection of the compelling interest test to measure the compliance of Detroit’s age restriction on candidacy with the fourteenth amendment. It will also explore the possible state goals sought to be achieved by requiring a minimum age for candidates and examine whether these goals can be viewed as “compelling governmental interests.”