Missouri v. Canada

Missouri v. Canada - Jacob Mlinar Sec. 8 Missouri ex rel....

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Jacob Mlinar Sec. 8 Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada , 305 U.S. 337 (1938) Facts: Lloyd Gaines was denied admission to Missouri University because he was black and at that time blacks that would apply to the school got diverted to another university that allowed colored students. Gaines attorney argued that the discrimination was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment ’s Equal Protection Clause and requested a writ of mandamus to compel admission. Issue: Is it legal to send blacks to schools in other states in order to satisfy equal education laws? Reasoning: Hughes: If a state is to provide an education and facilities, then it must provide them to every qualified regardless of race or ethnicity. The state cannot send applicants to other states because of race or ethnicity in order to satisfy the equal education clause of the 14 th amendment. This decision does not quite strike down separate but equal education as upheld in Plessy v. Ferguson ( 1896 ). This decision provides that if
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course POLI 104 taught by Professor Limbo during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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