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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
United States v. Virginia
Citation:518 U.S. 515 (1996)
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Founded in 1839, VMI is the sole single-sex school among Virginia’s 15 public institutions of higher learning. VMI’s distinctive mission is to produce “citizen-soldiers,” men prepared for leadership in civilian life and in military service. VMI pursues this mission through pervasive training of a kind not available to anywhere else in Virginia. Assigning prime place to character development, VMI uses an adversative method modeled on English public schools and once characteristic of military instruction. VMI constantly endeavors to instill physical and mental discipline in its cadets and impart to them a strong moral code. The school’s graduates leave VMI with heightened compensation of their capacity to dealt with duress and stress, and a large sense of accomplishment for completing the hazardous course.
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