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Vlandis v. Kline

United States Supreme Court
412 U.S. 441 (1973)


Facts

A Connecticut law required non-residents to pay higher tuition and fees at state universities than Connecticut residents. The law stated that a student’s residency status for tuition purposes was to be determined at the time of admission and could not be changed. Two students (plaintiffs) who were non-residents at the time of their admission brought suit to challenge the irrebuttable presumption of non-residence. The district court ruled for the plaintiffs. The defendant appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)

Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)

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