Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan

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Determined whether the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause prohibits a state from excluding men from a public nursing college.

Full Case Titile: 

Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982)
  • Fairness in the Courts

Year: 

1982
  • Sex-Based Classification
  • Authored Amicus Brief

Brief: 

Deciding that the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause prohibits a state from excluding men from a public nursing college, the Supreme Court cautions that a state’s actions based on sex must be evaluated "free of fixed notions concerning the roles and abilities of males and females."