Wait! I submitted the lowest bid for the project funded by the U.S!
That is not right..This is discrimination. I am taking this to court!
I am sorry but we have chosen Gonzales Construction Company.
What they did to me was not fair, just because I am white I do not get the job? What happened to equality?
Don't' worry Sir, we will fight this case, they violated the equal protection principle.
This is Reverse Discrimination
My cliente Pech, owner of Adarandas inc., was the lowest bidder, and should have been the one to get the guardrail contract
Race is not a sufficient condition for a presumption of disadvantage and favored treatment based on all race-based classifications must be judged under the strict scrutiny standard
We have reached to the conclusion 5-4 that yes it did violate equal protection principle.
All racial classifications, imposed by whatever federal, state, or local government actor, must be analyzed by a reviewing court under a standard of "strict scrutiny," the highest level of Supreme Court review (such classifications are constitutional only if they are narrowly tailored measures that further compelling governmental interests).