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Reconsideration of Prior Opinion Concerning Land-Grant Colleges


After reconsideration of a prior opinion, we adhere to the conclusion that the State of West Virginia may validly designate West Virginia State College as the beneficiary of appropriated funds under the Second Morrill Act of 1890.

Reversing our prior conclusion, we find that the State’s designation of the College as a Second Morrill Act beneficiary does not make that institution eligible for funds appropriated under certain statutes administered by the Department of Agriculture.

Updated July 9, 2014