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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Attorney General of New York v. Soto-Lopez
Citation:476 U.S. 898, 106 S.Ct. 2317, 90 L.Ed.2d 899 (1986).
The state of New York granted employment preference, in the form of added points to examination score, to New York residents who were honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed services, who served during a time of war, and who were residents of New York when they entered military service. Plaintiffs met all the requirements except New York residency. They filed suit, challenging the validity of the statute, arguing on equal protectiongrounds.
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