Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan

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  • Fairness in the Courts
  • Sex-Based Classification
  • Authored Amicus Brief
1982

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

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."