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Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan

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Bloomberg Law

Citation. 458 U.S. 718, 102 S. Ct. 3331, 73 L. Ed. 2d 1090, 1982 U.S.

Brief Fact Summary. The Respondent, Hogan (Respondent), was denied admission to Mississippi University for Women’s (MUW) nursing program solely on the basis of gender. He now alleges this is a denial of equal protection.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. A state may not preclude one gender or the other from participating in a unique educational environment solely on the basis of gender.

Facts. MUW is the only single-sex collegiate institution maintained by the State of Mississippi. The Respondent was otherwise qualified for admission to the school’s nursing program, but he was denied admission on the basis of being male.

Issue. Does the operation of a female only nursing school by a State violate Equal Protection?

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