richmond v. J.A Croson co

richmond v. J.A Croson co - was very hard to make a call on...

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Courtney Smith Professor King PSCI 4200 9/2/10 Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. Brief Facts: Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (October 5, 1988) In Richmond, Virginia, City Council members passed the Minority Business Utilization Plan entailing main contractors to pass on at least 30 percent of the dollar amount of the contract to minority business projects. The mission was to stay in effect for five years and enclosed waiver necessities for cases where every reasonable attempt to obey failed. Issues: Did Richmond’s law go against the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? Yes Reasoning: Yes, the appellate court found that this case really was unconstitutional, and
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Unformatted text preview: was very hard to make a call on what to do. As you can see, the ruling was 6 to 3. The Court found that the proof didn’t point to any recognized discrimination in the construction industry. They were unsuccessful in showing convincing governmental awareness in allocating public contracting chances on the ground of race. It outstandingly unconstitutional, and out right not fair. Holdings: 6 to 3 vote. The city failed to show the necessity for corrective prosecution. How they treated their citizens violated the Equal Protection Clause ....
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