Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta, et al.

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  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
  • Racial Justice
  • International Human Rights
  • Authored Amicus Brief
2001

Determined the Constitutionality of an affirmative action program targeted at economically and socially disadvantaged small business owners.

Summary of the Case

This case involved the legality of a Department of Transportation Affirmative Action program targeted at economically and socially disadvantaged small business owners.

Our Role in the Case

Legal Momentum's amicus brief detailed the importance of international treaties and the decisions of foreign courts when ruling on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The brief makes the case that other nations have found that national governments have a strong interest in supporting flexible affirmative action policies that realize constitutional guarantees of equality.