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A federal appeals court today ruled that Citadel sophomore Shannon Faulkner could not be excluded from military training by South Carolina's all-male military college because that would violate her Constitutional rights. The court said the state must either implement an alternative program to accommodate all women seeking a military education oradmit Faulkner to The Citadel's military training programby August.TIME Defense correspondent Mark Thompsonsays the ruling signals the end of an era because The Citadel is the last government-sponsored "bastion of maleness" in military education. Faulkner has been attending Citadel classes under a federal judge's order but was banned from military training while the order was being appealed.