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The Resource Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara, Melvin I. Urofsky

Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara, Melvin I. Urofsky

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Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara
Title
Affirmative action on trial
Title remainder
sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara
Statement of responsibility
Melvin I. Urofsky
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Affirmative action continues to be one of the most hotly contested issues in America. Volatile and divisive, the debates over its legitimacy have inspired a number of "reverse discrimination" suits in the federal courts. Like the landmark 1978 Bakke decision, most of these have focused on preferential treatment given racial minorities. In Johnson v. Santa Clara, however, the central issue was gender, not race discrimination, and the Supreme Court's decision in that case marked a resounding victory for women in the work force
  • Johnson v. Santa Clara involved two people who in 1980 competed for a dispatcher position with the transportation department of Santa Clara County, California. Paul Johnson had more experience and slightly higher test scores, but Diane Joyce was given the job based on affirmative action. An irate Johnson sued the county and won, only to have the decision reversed in appellate court. That reversal was subsequently upheld in the Supreme Court's 1987 decision, reaffirming that it was legitimate for employers to consider gender in hiring
  • Melvin Urofsky proves an exemplary guide through the complexities of this case, as he takes us from the workplace through the various levels of our federal court system. Balancing case details with an overview of constitutional law and judicial process, he creates a model legal history that is both appealing and enlightening for the non-scholar. Urofsky is especially good at highlighting the fundamental human drama of this case and shows how Johnson and Joyce were simply ordinary people, each with valid reasons for their actions, but were both ultimately caught tip in legal and social issues that reached well beyond their ownlives
  • Affirmative Action on Trial pointedly addresses the issue of sex discrimination and the broader controversy over the place of affirmative action in American society. While it's hard to determine the likely future of affirmative action, especially in light of more recent court decisions and legislative initiatives, there's no question that cases like Johnson v. Santa Clara will continue to shape our understanding of its role in American society
  • "An unparalleled blend of exacting legal scholarship with engaging narrative history. Students and teachers alike will cherish this book". William M. Wiecek, author of Liberty under Law: The Supreme Court in American Life
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Urofsky, Melvin I
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.J64
LC item number
U758 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Paul E.
  • Santa Clara County Transportation Agency
  • Reverse discrimination in employment
  • Reverse discrimination in employment
Label
Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara, Melvin I. Urofsky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35865403
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780700608294
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara, Melvin I. Urofsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35865403
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780700608294
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96039511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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