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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
United States v. Virginia
Citation:United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515, 116 S. Ct. 2264, 135 L.Ed.2d 735 (1996)
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VMI was the Virginia’s only single-sex, public, higher education institution. VMI employs an “adversative method,” involving physical rigor, mental stress, absolute equality of treatment, absence of privacy, etc. As an answer to the United States’ first challenge to the courts that women were missing out on a unique educational opportunity, the state of Virginia established the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (“VWIL”) for women. VWIL offered fewer courses than VMI and was run without the adversative method. The single-sex admissions policy of VMI was again challenged and the VWIL alleged to be an insufficient answer to the equal protection issues.
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