A conflict of rights: the Supreme Court and affirmative action

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Scribner's Sons, 1991 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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In a case that triggered cover stories in both Time and Newsweek, obscure Diane Joyce won over equally obscure Paul Johnson in the Supreme C ourt decision affirming Joyce's selection over Johnson as a road dispatcher, despite Johnson's slightly higher test scores. Urofsky's defense of affirmative action offers a view of a fairer, more productive society. 16 photographs.

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Diane Joyce Makes a Phone Call
The Debate over Affirmative Action
The Law and Affirmative Action

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About the author (1991)

Melvin I. Urofsky is professor of history and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The author and editor of more than three dozen books, he co-edited the multi-volume "Letters of Louis D. Brandeis" and authored "The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary", as well as "Division and Discord: The Supreme Court under Stone and Vinson, 1941-1953".