Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada brief

Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada brief - George Dorfman...

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George Dorfman Marika Dunn Law and Politics October 17, 2007 Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, Registrar of the University of Missouri, et. al. 305 U.S. 337 (1938) Facts : Lloyd Gaines applied for admission at the University of Missouri School of Law, and was denied enrollment arguably because he was African American, since his qualifications otherwise were respectable. Gaines brought the University of Missouri to court, asking for a writ of mandamus to charge the University to Missouri to admit him. State law issued a writ prior to this case to eventually construct a law school for blacks, and/or provide scholarships to send them to neighboring states, but prevents blacks from attending the University of Missouri. Issue : Does the University of Missouri’s policy of preventing black students from attending but giving them funding to go to other neighboring state’s schools fall within the rights of any citizen as protected by the 5 th and 14 th amendments? Reasoning
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course LAW AND PO 106 taught by Professor Levine during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada brief - George Dorfman...

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