DynaLantic Ruling Could Roll Back Race-Based Contracting

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal court recently ruled that government agencies must provide industry-specific justification before using race-based contracting preferences, opening the door for legal challenges that could chip away at the U.S. Small Business Administration's contract set-asides, one industry at a time.

DynaLantic Corp., which was represented by attorneys from the conservative Center for Individual Rights, had claimed in a 15-year court battle that the SBA's 8(a) program is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Aug. 15 upheld the constitutionality of the program generally, but found...
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