U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. has ordered the University of Houston not to exclude the plaintiff, Keith Harris, from benefits under the Texas Hazlewood Act solely because he enlisted in the Army while living outside Texas. The Hazlewood Act provides tuition and fee exemptions from state public universities for military veterans, their spouses and their children. The clause in question limits the benefits to veterans who were Texas residents when they enlisted, but Ewing found that this provision violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ruling could have broad implications for Texas schools, which bear most of the costs of the benefit. Read the full story on Military.com.
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