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Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong
United States Supreme Court
426 U.S. 88 (1976)
Wong and four other permanent resident aliens (plaintiffs) who emigrated from China were denied employment in the federal government because of their alienage despite being qualified for an open job. They challenged the validity of the Civil Service Commission’s policy that prohibited hiring aliens. The district court and the Court of Appeals ruled against the government, and the Supreme Court granted certiorari on the government’s appeal.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)
Concurrence (Brennan, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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