Ambach v. Norwick
Significance, Only Citizens Can Perform The Basic Tasks Of Government, They Want To Teach, But They Don't Want To Be Americans
Gordon M. Ambach, New York Commissioner of Education, and other state officials
Susan Norwick, Tarja Dachinger
Norwick and Dachinger should not receive permanent certification as public school teachers because they are not citizens and do not wish to become citizens.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Judith A. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General of New York
Chief Lawyer for Appellees
Bruce Ennis, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
17 April 1979
New York may deny public school teaching positions to those aliens that refuse to apply for citizenship.
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