Justice Dept. flips stand on affirmative-action case

Schmidt, Peter
September 1994
Education Week;9/14/94, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p18
Reports on the decision of the Justice Department to oppose a challenge issued by a white teacher against her school district's affirmative action program. Difference of interpretation of the law under the administrations of George Bush and President Bill Clinton; Review of a court decision on race-based layoffs.


Related Articles

  • 'Don't call us' Silas, Faye A. // ABA Journal;May86, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p29 

    Reports that United States justices have no interest in changing their affirmative-action consent decrees which is required by the Justice Department. Controversy over the Supreme Court ruling involving seniority in an affirmative-action plan in the Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department; Justice...

  • Justice Department to join case against California's Affirmative Action ban.  // Jet;01/13/97, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p12 

    Reports the Clinton Administration will support an effort to derail California's Proposition 209. US Justice Department officials saying they may either file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit challenging the measure, or seek to join the case as a co-plaintiff; Requirements of Proposition...

  • Plan of action. Higgins, Michael // ABA Journal;Apr98, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p68 

    Discusses the US Justice Department's plan to preserve affirmative action in federal contracting. Some aspects of the plan that have been announced; Two parts of the analysis on giving preferences to minority bidders; Victories of affirmative action opponents in 1997.

  • Blind justice for minority firms? Jones, Joyce; Smith, Eric L. // Black Enterprise;Sep97, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p19 

    Reports that the US Department of Justice is expected to issue final rules to mend affirmative action efforts in federal procurement which might affect minority businesses. Fear of the members of the minority business community and the Congressional Black Caucus; Actions the US Department of...

  • Center: Ignore Race in Student Assignments. Clegg, Roger // Education Week;7/18/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 36, p24 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the statement from the U.S. Education and Justice Departments "Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools."

  • Al Gore Rides to the Rescue--Again. Elvin, John // Insight on the News;02/15/99, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p35 

    Reports on the calls of United States Vice-President Al Gore for an increase in funding for civil-rights enforcement. Funding needs of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Aid for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

  • Justice says Sears suit just a political essay.  // American Bar Association Journal;May79, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p690 

    Reports that U.S. District Judge June Green of Washington, D.C. could be ruling soon on a Justice Department motion to dismiss the complaint of Sears Roebuck & Co. protesting the affirmative action policies of the federal government. Government's maintenance that the issues raised in the suit...

  • Quotas for Police Promotion Upheld.  // Labor Law Journal;Jun83, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p382 

    The article reports that due to the rising incidence of racial discrimination in the U.S., it was reasonable for the city police department of Detroit to adopt an affirmative action plan that set a quota of one black for each white promoted to the rank of lieutenant until a 50:50 ratio of white...

  • Momentum mounts against pro-quota civil rights nominee. Catanzaro, Michael // Human Events;11/07/97, Vol. 53 Issue 42, p4 

    Reports on the doubts raised by the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Speaker Newt Gingrich against Bill Lann Lee who was nominated by President Bill Clinton as assistant attorney general for civil rights. Lee's achievements; Counter statements of Lee against the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics