N.J. Building Trades Council v. City of Camden - Significance, Further Readings
Building & Construction Trades Council of New Jersey
City and Council of the City of Camden, New Jersey
A municipal ordinance adopted under a statewide affirmative action program requiring bidders on city projects to reserve 40 percent of all jobs for local residents violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Steven K. Kudatsky
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
N. Thomas Foster
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun
Date of Decision
21 February 1984
The Court, reversing the New Jersey Supreme Court, agreed with the builders that the municipal ordinance violated the privileges and immunities clause designed to "place the citizens of each state" on "the same footing."
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