Ruling Calls For Court To Review Contracting Bias

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A state appeals court has revived San Francisco’s efforts to bring back its affirmative action program for minority and women contractors, finding that a history of discrimination may warrant preferential treatment in spite of California’s Proposition 209.

The First District Court of Appeals found Wednesday that a superior court judge who rejected the program in 2004 did not bother to review San Francisco’s allegations that years of discrimination by both city employees and contractors prevented firms owned by minorities and women from winning city projects....
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