When is a statutory reference to race a racial classification?

October 01, 2016 | By MERIEM L. HUBBARD

Rothe Development, a small contracting business located in Texas, submitted the lowest bid on a Defense Department contract.   But because the Small Business Act creates a preference for firms owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals, Rothe was not awarded the contract.  Rothe sued the Defense Department and the Small Business ...