U.S (VS) Virginia

By: Juliet De La Rosa

What Happened?:

United States vs. Virginia, was a court case  concerning the Virginia Military Institute's  "male-only admissions policy".

What amendments?:

The long standing tradition of  having an exclusively male student body was criticized for clearly violating the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.

Verdict :

The Institutes lacked an "exceedingly  persuasive justification" for their policy, which in turn lead to 7-1 ruling in the Supreme Court  for female admission to be permitted.


Many of these women attending the separate military institutes now had all the opportunities that were not previously offered to them, since the female institute's  were obviously lacking in many fields.

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