The United States Supreme Court held that racial classifications imposed by either federal, state or local governments must be analyzed by a reviewing court using a strict scrutiny standard.
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 115 S. Ct. 2097 (1995).
Julie A. Ellis,
Constitutional Law - Fifth Amendment - Fourteenth Amendment - Equal Protection - Standard of Review - Racial Classifications,
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