Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan 458 U.S. 718 (1982)
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN v. HOGAN 458 U.S. 718 (1982)
Joe Hogan, a male registered nurse, was rejected by a state university's all-female school of nursing. A 5–4 Supreme Court held that Hogan's exclusion violated his right to equal protection of the laws. For the majority, Justice sandra day o'connor rejected the argument that, by excluding males, the university was compensating for discrimination against women. Rather, the all-female policy "tends to perpetuate the stereotyped view of nursing as an exclusively woman's job." The university thus failed the test set by craig v. boren (1976) for sex discrimination cases. The dissenters, making a case for diversity of types of higher education, emphasized that Hogan could attend a coeducational state nursing school elsewhere in Mississippi.
Kenneth L. Karst