In an article published in Construction Executive, Fort Lauderdale business litigation partner Joseph M. Goldstein discusses what the Supreme Court’s affirmative action strike-down means for the future of government contracting.
In the article, titled “Encouraging a Merit-Shop Philosophy for Government Contracts,” Joe describes how federal, state and local affirmative action programs in government contracting are expected to be more closely scrutinized. Joe writes that “the strict scrutiny analysis applied in the case of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College is poised to make it even more challenging for any racially based government-contracting affirmative-action program to withstand a constitutional challenge.”
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About Joseph M. Goldstein
Joseph M. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Joseph also practices out of the Tallahassee office. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Joseph is among the less than one percent of attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. Joseph has been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®, listed as a “Power Leader” by South Florida Business Journal as well as the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” by South Florida Legal Guide.