The legislature of the fictitious state of Xanadu passes a law that states “All people are welcome at all state-run swimming, beach, and golf facilities, as long as they are white. Non-whites may not use any of those facilities.”

Within 24 hours after passage, Brenda, a civil rights attorney, brings a cause of action in federal court to have the new regulation ruled unconstitutional. The federal court immediately rules that the state law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and issues an injunction against its enforcement.

A week later, the state passes a new law that reads “Because we don’t believe that we are capable of managing integrated swimming, beach, and golf facilities, we are hereby closing all such state-run facilities.” Brenda sues again in federal court, asking the court to rule that the closure of the facilities is likewise unconstitutional. Brenda argues that even though the closure itself is not discriminatory since it applies equally to everyone, the closure should nevertheless be prevented because it was obviously done for a purpose that implies discrimination against non-whites.

Part 1: You are a clerk in the federal district court for the District of Xanadu. Please find one very relevant Federal case from any jurisdiction that would apply to this scenario. Using this case and the 14th Amendment, put together an IRAC-formatted legal essay to determine the likely outcome of Brenda’s second suit regarding closing all the facilities to everyone via applying the law from your cited case and the amendment. Be sure to summarize the facts of the case, discuss the Court’s reasoning, and explain how that case could be applied to our scenario.

Part 1 IRAC format

Issue. Relevant Facts. Relevant case law. Application to case. Conclusion

Include 4 United states cases/statutes

Part 2: Your opinion whether you agree with the decision in the case law you cited and used in the IRAC and explain your opinion as to why you agree or disagree with the Court’s ruling in terms of the 14th Amendment. 

This is your own opinion, so there is no right or wrong, but you should provide a strong basis for the reason for your opinion.