September 6, 1983 – Purpose.com

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September 6, 1983 – Reason.com

9/6/1983: The City of Richmond solicited bids for installing plumbing fixtures at the city jail. The J.A. Croson Company’s bid was denied because it did not meet the “set-aside requirement” for minority contractors. The Supreme Court declared this decision unconstitutional in City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989).

The Rehnquist Court (1989)