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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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Search results for "affirmative action laws" ...
ABA Journal reports that "courts are lifiting decades-old federal consent decrees requiring affirmative action in fire and police departments. Now some fear state and local agencies may put the damper on gains made."
The New Yorker looks at how the University of Michigan is struggling to keep its affirmative action policy in admission of students. University professor Carl Cohen investigated Michigan's admissions practices and found "explicitly lower grade and test-score" cutoffs for minorities. In 1997 Cohen was joined by a group of Republican state legislators in denouncing the affirmative action policy. Soon after two lawsuits were filed against the university, one undergraduate case and one in the law school. The administration has public stated that it believes its policies benefit the university by bringing a diversity of thought to the campus, and that ending affirmative action would be detrimental to the learning process of its students.
"The FBI's 20-month investigation of corruption at the San Francisco Housing Authority seems to have netted one minnow as sharks swam free. Last summer, in what seems to herald the end of a federal investigation of the Housing Authority, a federal jury found a mid-level housing manager guilty of taking bribes to provide subsidized housing certificates to people who were ineligible to receive them. But transcripts of FBI interviews with the prosecution s chief witness, sworn depositions in a whistleblower lawsuit, exhibits in the housing manager's trial, and a HUD inspector general's reporter all suggest that high-ranking city officials and a longtime s associates of Mayor Willie Brown had knowledge of, or were involved in, the bribery conspiracy."
Tags: San Francisco Housing Authority; Human Rights Commission; felony bribery; contracts; favoritism; Scott Company; affirmative action laws; minority-ownership; elibility; federal grants; Section 8; U.S. Attorney General
"Hijacking Justice" investigates how the Federalist Society -- "a close-knit group of conservative lawyers, judges, students, law professors and government officials -- have infiltrated the courts and are on the verge of hijacking our judicial system." "Showdown in Atlanta" examines Mayor Bill Campbell's effort to preserve affirmative action in Atlanta.
Tags: affirmative action
In the largest St. Louis law firms, few partners are African Americans. Black attorneys must often find alternative routes to success or be willing to ride the partnership treadmill a little longer. In the 21 largest law firms located in St. Louis, only six African Americans have made it to the level of partner. Of the 1,400 lawyers working at these firms, only 26 are minorities
Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) series details the success of several companies in setting up fronts to pose as minority-owned businesses and taking advantage of affirmative action laws; also, weaknesses in the city's minority business enterprise program, April 1983.