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Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta

Docket No.: 00-730
Certiorari Granted: Mar 26 2001
Argued: October 31, 2001
Decided: November 27, 2001

Topics:

Judicial Power, Writ Improvidently Granted, ADA, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Act, antitrust, disparate impact, patent, preemption, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation, et al.
Petitioner: Adarand Constructors, Inc.
Respondent: Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Citation: 228 F.3d 1147
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Adarand Constructors, Inc.
v.
Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation, et al.
534 U.S. 103 (2001)
Question:

Did the Court of Appeals misapply the strict scrutiny standard in determining if Congress had a compelling interest to enact legislation designed to remedy the effects of racial discrimination? Is the U.S. Department of Transportation's current Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program narrowly tailored to serve a compelling governmental interest?

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 31, 2001

Holding: dismissed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Mineta, 0 vote(s) against
Opinion By: Per Curiam
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