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The Law of Affirmative Action : Twenty Five Years of Supreme Court Decisions on Race and Remedies - Girardeau A. Spann

The Law of Affirmative Action

Twenty Five Years of Supreme Court Decisions on Race and Remedies

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780814781401
Number Of Pages: 328

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The debate over race in this country has of late converged on the contentious issue of affirmative action. Although the Supreme Court once supported the concept of racial affirmative action, in recent years a majority of the Court has consistently opposed various affirmative action programs.

The Law of Affirmative Action provides a comprehensive chronicle of the evolution of the Supreme Court's involvement with the racial affirmative action issue over the last quarter century. Starting with the 1974 "DeFunis v. Odegaard" decision and the 1978" Bakke" decision, which marked the beginnings of the Court's entanglement with affirmative action, Girardeau Spann examines every major Supreme Court affirmative action decision, showing how the controversy the Court initially left unresolved in DeFunis has persisted through the Court's 1998-99 term.

Including nearly thirty principal cases, covering equal protection, voting rights, Title VII, and education, The Law of Affirmative Action is the only work to treat the Court decisions on racial affirmative action so closely, tracing the votes of each justice who has participated in the decisions. Indispensable for students and scholars, this timely volume elucidates reasons for the 180 degree turn in opinion on an issue so central to the debate on race in America today.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Affirmative Actionp. 1
Racial Affirmative Actionp. 3
The Affirmative Action Debatep. 5
Proponentsp. 6
Opponentsp. 7
Perspectivep. 9
The Early Casesp. 10
Pre-Bakke Casesp. 11
DeFunis (1974)p. 12
United Jewish Organizations (1977)p. 13
Bakke (1978)p. 15
Fullilove (1980)p. 18
Post-Fullilovep. 21
Wygant (1986)p. 21
Sheet Metal Workers (1986)p. 24
Paradise (1987)p. 27
Title VIIp. 31
Weber (1979)p. 31
Stotts (1984)p. 33
Firefighters v. Cleveland (1986)p. 36
Johnson v. Transportation Agency (1987)p. 38
Transitionp. 43
The Majority Opinionsp. 44
Croson (1989)p. 45
Metro Broadcasting (1990)p. 47
Northeastern Florida (1993)p. 50
Adarand (1995)p. 53
Post-Adarand Actions on Certiorarip. 60
Podberesky (1995)p. 60
Hopwood (1996)p. 64
Piscataway (1997)p. 69
Coalition for Economic Equity (1997)p. 78
The Voting Rights Casesp. 85
Voting Rights Actp. 86
Voinovich (1993)p. 87
Growe (1993)p. 88
Holder (1994)p. 89
Johnson v. De Grandy (1994)p. 93
Young (1997)p. 94
Bossier Parish (1997)p. 96
City of Monroe (1997)p. 101
Lopez (1999)p. 105
Shaw v. Reno (1993)p. 107
Hays (1995)p. 111
Miller (1995)p. 114
DeWitt (1995)p. 119
Shaw v. Hunt (1996)p. 122
Bush (1996)p. 129
Abrams (1997)p. 139
Lawyer (1997)p. 145
Hunt v. Cromartie (1999)p. 148
Department of Commerce (1999)p. 150
The Law of Affirmative Actionp. 156
Casesp. 157
Affirmative Action Voting Blocsp. 159
Affirmative Action Voting Chartp. 161
Issuesp. 161
Standard of Reviewp. 164
Justifications, Findings, and Quotasp. 168
Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Burdensp. 173
Doctrinal Effect of Adarandp. 176
Redistrictingp. 180
Conclusionp. 189
Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 295
Legal Authoritiesp. 299
Indexp. 305
About the Authorp. 317
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ISBN: 9780814781401
ISBN-10: 0814781403
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.58