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Alexander v. Sandoval

Docket No.: 99-1908
Argued: January 16, 2001
Decided: April 24, 2001

Topics:

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, Judicial Power, Standing to Sue, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, EPA, Education Amendments of 1972, Eleventh Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Natural Resources, Supremacy Clause, Title VII, disparate impact, equitable relief, habeas, habeas corpus, judicial review, preemption, racial discrimination, retaliation, separation of powers, sovereign immunity, stare decisis

Petitioner: Alexander
Respondent: Sandoval

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 197 F.3d 484
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 275 (2001)
Question:

Does Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provide a cause of action to enforce the Department of Justice's regulation forbidding federal financial assistance recipients to utilize criteria or administrative methods that have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin?

Alexander v. Sandoval
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 16, 2001

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Alexander, 4 vote(s) against
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