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Plyler v. Doe
United States Supreme Court
457 U.S. 202 (1982)
Texas amended its education laws to withhold state funds for the education of children not legally admitted into the country. It also authorized school districts to refuse to enroll children not legally admitted into the country. Doe and other aliens affected by this amendment (plaintiffs) sued the state of Texas, alleging that the amended statutes were unconstitutional. The Supreme Court granted certiorari on the plaintiffs’ appeal.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Marshall, J.)
Concurrence (Blackmun, J.)
Concurrence (Powell, J.)
Dissent (Burger, C.J.)
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