Case: United States v. Illinois State University

3:95-cv-03067 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Filed Date: March 2, 1995

Closed Date: 1997

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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 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 ref…

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.

Summary Authors

Janani Iyengar (11/5/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Evans, Charles H. (Illinois)

Mills, Richard Henry (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hack, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lavin, Luis A (District of Columbia)

Lewis, James A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Posegate, Carol Hansen (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Active

Active

Judge(s)

Evans, Charles H. (Illinois)

Mills, Richard Henry (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hack, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael W. (District of Columbia)

Lavin, Luis A (District of Columbia)

Lewis, James A. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Posegate, Carol Hansen (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Anderson, Thomas L. (Illinois)

Auerbach, Melissa J (Illinois)

Gray, Thomas E. (Illinois)

Laugges, Linda L (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:95-cv-03067

Docket

USA vs. Illinois State University

March 2, 1999

March 2, 1999

Docket
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3:95-cv-03067

Opinion

USA v. Illinois State University

944 F.Supp. 714

Nov. 1, 1996

Nov. 1, 1996

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 2, 1995

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of white scholarship and employment applicants

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Illinois (Bloomington-Normal), State

State of Illinois (Bloomington-Normal), State

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Seniority

Training

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

White