Equal Protection Under the Law


Each of the following scenarios involves governmental classifications based upon gender.  Choose any two of the following scenarios.  In 250-words or more, discuss whether or not the statute is constitutional.

To get full credit you will need to:  Provide an example of researched, recent case law.


1.A policy precluding males from enrolling in a Florida state nursing school. 2.Gender-based death benefits, alimony for women only, and state-supported all-male or all-female schools. 

3.A federal policy for an “all-male only”, military draft 

4.A state statute which gives preference to veterans in the hiring of civil service positions, even though 98% of this group are men. 

5.Orange State University favors minority students in admissions by using racial preferences, using a flexible “plus” factor, or goal.

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