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Calfiornia Supreme Court debates ban on affirmative action in contracts

May 6, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The high court, reviewing a San Francisco ordinance that gives firms owned by women and minorities an advantage in contracting, considers easing the scope of Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996.

The California Supreme Court debated the constitutionality of Proposition 209 on Tuesday, questioning whether the reach of the 1996 ban on affirmative action in government should be limited.