plyler v. doe brief

plyler v. doe brief - court said even though they are not...

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Courtney Smith Kathryn Johnson Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 12/2/10 -1 Plyler v. Doe Brief Facts: Plyler v. Doe (June 15, 1982) In Texas authorized local school districts were given permission to deny free public school education to children of illegal aliens. In view of that, a local school district shaped the enrollment of those certain children in their schools to pay a “tuition fee”. The point of the illegal alien- based categorization was to preserve inadequate governmental resources. The children of those illegal immigrants, brought to trial the constitutionality of the classification on equal protection basis. Issues: Did this case violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? Yes. Reasoning: Yes, this practice did in fact violate the Equal Protection rights. The
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Unformatted text preview: court said even though they are not citizens of the U.S, nor Texas, they are in fact still human beings so they deserve the Fourteenth Amendments protection rights. Denial of an education to plaintiffs posed an affront to one of the goals of the Equal Protection Clause , which was the abolition of governmental barriers presenting unreasonable obstacles to advancement on the basis of individual merit. Courtney Smith Kathryn Johnson Randy DeJesus Professor King Con Law 4200 12/2/10 Holding: The courts ruling on this case was 5 against 4. By denying those children a public education inside of certain borders, the State would be making a class of uneducated children....
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