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Cannon v. University of Chicago
United States Supreme Court
441 U.S. 677 (1979)
Cannon (plaintiff) sued the University of Chicago (defendant) in federal court after she was denied admission to the university’s medical school. Cannon alleged gender discrimination under § 901(a) of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 (Title IX), and sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. The district court dismissed the action on the basis that Title IX does not expressly authorize a private right of action. The court of appeals affirmed, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)
Concurrence (Rehnquist, J.)
Concurrence (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (Powell, J.)
Dissent (White, J.)
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