Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Allen v. Wright
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The IRS requires, as a condition for tax-exempt status, that schools not discriminate on the basis of race. Respondents brought a class action suit against the Petitioner, contending that Petitioner had not enforced its statutory mandate. Respondents argued that Petitioner’s failure (1) amounted to federal support for segregated schools and (2) fostered the organization and expansion of such schools, thereby hindering efforts to bring about desegregation.
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