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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
City of Richmond v. J. A. Croson Co.
Citation:488 U.S. 469 (1989)
On April 11, 1983, the Richmond City Council adopted the Minority Business Utilization Plan. The Plan required prime contractors to whom the city awarded construction contracts to subcontract at least 30% of the dollar amount of the contract to one or more Minority Business Enterprises (MBE’s). The Plan authorized the Director of the Department of General Services to allow waivers in those individual situations where a contractor can prove to the satisfaction of the director that the requirements herein cannot be achieved.
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