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Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education
United States Supreme Court
476 U.S. 267, 106 S.Ct. 1842, 90 L.Ed.2d 260 (1986)
A public school board entered into a collective-bargaining agreement with a teacher’s union. Under the agreement, layoffs would be made on a seniority basis, as long as the percentage of laid-off minority personnel was never greater than the percentage of minority personnel still employed. The United States Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of the agreement.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Powell, J)
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