Morton v. Mancari - Significance, Preferences And The Fifth Amendment, Native Americans Not Ethnic, Impact
Rogers Clark Morton, U.S. Secretary of Interior
Mancari, et al.
That the federal government's use of Native American preferences in personnel decisions did not violate equal protection under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Harry R. Sachse
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Gene E. Franchini
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
17 June 1974
Upheld the United States' claim and overturned a lower court's decision prohibiting use of Native American preferences in governmental personnel hiring and job promotion practices.
- Board of County Commissioners v. Seber, 318 U.S. 705 (1943).
- United States v. Antelope, 430 U.S. 641 (1977).
- County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation, 470 U.S. 226 (1985).
- Traynor v. Turnage, 485 U.S. 535 (1988).
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- Williams, David C. "The Borders of the Equal Protection Clause: Indians as Peoples." U.C.L.A. Law Review, Vol. 38, 1991, pp. 759-870.
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