Missippi University V. Hogan

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Persuasive Essay for Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan 458 U.S. 718 (1982) By: Linda Murray Professor: Deborah Zeringue Class: CM114-04 Writing Comp. 1 Date: May 12, 2008 In today’s world every person, male or female, deserves to be treated equal. Every person should not be judged on their gender or race, when trying to pursue something in their life. In the case Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982) the court ruled that a school excluding males from enrolling in a state-supported professional nursing school does violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Hogan was decided correctly because it violated the Fourteenth Amendment; by men being in the school it does not prevent women from gaining training or other opportunities, and the medical field is not specifically just a woman’s job. Hogan was decided correctly because his right to the Fourteenth Amendment was violated. The Fourteenth Amendment is defined as: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, (Letric Law Library). Due to the Fourteenth Amendment, Hogan had the right to attend Mississippi University, School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program, even if he is a male. Just because this policy only discriminates against men, rather than against women, does not excuse it from scrutiny, Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 [p 724] (1982). Women are not the

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