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Equal Access Education v. Merten
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
305 F.Supp.2d 585 (2004)
Virginia’s Attorney General issued a memorandum stating his belief that illegal aliens should not be admitted to Virginia’s public colleges and universities. As a result, many of Virginia’s public colleges and universities, including its most selective institutions, established or continued admissions policies that denied admittance to undocumented aliens. Equal Access Education, an association dedicated to obtaining higher education access for all students, and two undocumented high school students (plaintiffs) sued the colleges and universities (defendants) in federal district court to modify their admissions policies. The defendants moved to dismiss all of the plaintiff’s claims.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ellis, J.)
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