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Why did the Supreme Court, in Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, California, determine that a public employer could appropriately take gender into account under its voluntary affirmative action plan as one factor of a promotion decision?

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In the case of Johnson v. Transportation Agency, the issue was whether the Agency took into account the sex of the applicants in making the promotion decision had violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Since it was clearly stated both candidates, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Joyce were qualified for the position, however, the agency made the ...