Unformatted text preview: leeway than states Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995) Federal highway contracts A bonus to the prime contractor if 10% of contract amount is subcontracted to minority-owned and operated business District, appeals court upheld program 5-4 decision struck down the legislation O’Connor: skepticism, consistency, and congruence Denver, Co City policy required white construction firms to explain subcontracting reasons Court decline to hear a challenge to this Scalia and Rehnquist objected School Admissions Affirmative action Legacy admissions Texas A&M – 312 white students who would not have been admitted had they not received extra points for parents having been alumni Harvard, Yales, etc. - 10% of students are Legacy admits...
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- Spring '08
- Affirmative Action, General contractor, state public works, minority-owned stations licenses, Public Works Employment, program 5-4 decision