By Ian Millhiser
Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of a group of United States citizens who were denied in-state tuition at Florida colleges because of who their parents are:
Wendy Ruiz is an American citizen, a native of Miami, where she was born in 1992. She has a Florida birth certificate. She has a Florida high school diploma. She has a Florida voter registration card, a Florida driver’s license and a Florida bank account. She is an honor student in her second year at Miami Dade College–as an out-of-state student.