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Adarand Construction v. Pena

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Adarand Construction v. Pena (1995)
Affirmative Action
On what basis will the court assess the constitutionality of providing financial incentives to encourage the award of subcontracting jobs to minority owned businesses?
Justice Stevens Dissenting
Pro Affirmative Action
Metro Broadcasting Inc. v FCC
Intermediate and Strict Scrutiny
US Department of Transportation
Mountain Gravel
Adarand Co.
Gonzales Co.
Metro Broadcasting Inc. vs FCC
City of Richmond v Croson Co.
Economic Incentives
"socially, economically disadvantaged individuals"
Highway construction project
Labeled by Small Business Administration
Lowest Bid
- Compensation programs, which are truly based on disadvantage, rather than race, would be evaluated under lower equal protection standards.
- All racial classifications, whether imposed by federal, state, or local authorities, must pass strict scrutiny review--"must serve a compelling government interest, and must be narrowly tailored to further that interest."
- All race-based classifications must be judged under the strict scrutiny standard.
City of Richmond v Croson
Previous Cases
Principles Established
Consistent Strict Scrutiny
Effect Today
Difference between laws that burden and benefit miniorities
With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects. ~ Sonia Sotomayor
Firms still fail to meet precedent
Race-neutral strategies

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2. "US Commission on Federal Rights." Federal Procurement After ADARAND. N.p., Sept. 2005. Web. 27 Sept. 2013. <http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/080505_fedprocadarand.pdf>.

3. "Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena | Casebriefs." Casebriefs. Casebriefs LLC © 2013, 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/constitutional-law/constitutional-law-keyed-to-chemerinsky/equal-protection/adarand-constructors-inc-v-pena/>.

4. "Levels of Scrutiny Under the Equal Protection Clause." Levels of Scrutiny Under the Equal Protection Clause. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/epcscrutiny.htm>.

5. Wikipedia. "Metro Broadcasting, Inc. v. FCC." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Sept. 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Broadcasting,_Inc._v._FCC>.

6. He Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. "RICHMOND v. J.A. CROSON CO." Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. He Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 12 Sept. 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1980-1989/1988/1988_87_998>

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