GENERAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF THE SOUTHWEST
Supreme Court of United States.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png
Argued April 26, 1982.
Decided June 14, 1982.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Thompson Powers argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Mark B. Goodwin and E. Russell Nunnally.
Frank P. Hernandez argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was John E. Collins.*
Jack Greenberg, James M. Nabrit III, Barry L. Goldstein, Vilma S. Martinez, and Morris J. Baller filed a brief for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., et al., as amici curiae urging affirmance.
Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Reynolds, Jessica Dunsay Silver, Mark L. Gross, and Harold Levy filed a brief for the United States as amicus curiae.
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question presented is whether respondent Falcon, who complained that petitioner did not promote him because he is a Mexican-American, was properly permitted to maintain a class action on behalf of Mexican-American applicants for employment whom petitioner did not hire.
In 1969 petitioner initiated a special recruitment and training program for minorities. Through that program, respondent Falcon...
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