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Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission Metro Broadcasting - Significance, Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In Broadcasting, Further Readings

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Petitioner

Metro Broadcasting, Inc.

Respondent

Federal Communications Commission

Petitioner's Claim

That federal programs designed to increase minority ownership of broadcast licenses violate the principle of equal protection.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Gregory H. Guillot

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Daniel M. Armstrong

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

27 June 1990

Decision

The Supreme Court upheld Congress's power to enact legislation promoting affirmative action.

Related Cases

  • Fullilove v. Klutznick, 448 U.S. 448 (1980).
  • Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education, 476 U.S. 267 (1986).
  • Johnson v. Transportation Agency, 480 U.S. 646 (1987).
  • Richmond v. J. A. Croson Co., 488 U.S. 469 (1989).
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