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Case Name United States v. Illinois State University EE-IL-0262
Docket / Court 3:95-cv-03067-RM-CHE ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On March 2, 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the Illinois State University under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et. Seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The D.O.J. sought ... read more >
On March 2, 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the Illinois State University under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et. Seq. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The D.O.J. sought injunctive relief, alleging that the defendant violated Title VII by implementing an affirmative action program.

Specifically, the D.O.J. alleged that the University engaged in a policy in which it refused to accept applications from white applicants and prevented white applicants from taking a training program which was a requirement to become an employee at the university.

On November 1, 1996, the district court (Judge Richard Mills) ruled that the defendant should be enjoined from continuing the affirmative action program because it led to reverse discrimination.

On December 23, 1998, the court (Judge Mills) ruled that individual relief rewards as well as retroactive seniority should be given to the identified claimants.

We have no further information on this case.

Janani Iyengar - 11/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
College/University
Discrimination-area
Hiring
Seniority
Training
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
White
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
Defendant(s) State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of white scholarship and employment applicants
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1997
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:95-cv-03067 (C.D. Ill.) 03/02/1999
EE-IL-0262-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Opinion 11/01/1996 (944 F.Supp. 714) (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0262-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Evans, Charles H. (C.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
EE-IL-0262-9001
Mills, Richard Henry (C.D. Ill.)
EE-IL-0262-0003 | EE-IL-0262-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hack, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0262-0003 | EE-IL-0262-9001
Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0262-9001
Lavin, Luis A (District of Columbia)
EE-IL-0262-0003 | EE-IL-0262-9001
Lewis, James A. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0262-0003 | EE-IL-0262-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Posegate, Carol Hansen (Illinois)
EE-IL-0262-0003 | EE-IL-0262-9001
Other Lawyers Anderson, Thomas L. (Illinois)
EE-IL-0262-9001
Auerbach, Melissa J (Illinois)
EE-IL-0262-9001
Laugges, Linda L (Illinois)
EE-IL-0262-9001

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