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Johnson v. Transportation Agency - Significance, Related Cases, Further Readings

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Paul E. Johnson


Transportation Agency of Santa Clara County, California

Petitioner's Claim

That the agency's affirmative action program violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by promoting some and withholding promotion from others on the basis of gender.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Paul J. Larkin, Jr.

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Penelope M. Cooper

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens

Justices Dissenting

William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

24 March 1987


The agency's affirmative action program did not violate Title VII provisions.

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