Media for Northeastern Florida Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America v. City of Jacksonville, Florida
Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - February 22, 1993 in Northeastern Florida Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America v. City of Jacksonville, Florida
Deborah A. Ausburn:
We believe that our allegations are sufficient to show that we were excluded from contracts because of an ordinance that was adjudicated to be unconstitutional, and that we will continue to be excluded from those contracts.
If this Court believes that more evidence is necessary, we are prepared, certainly, to present that.
We would simply ask that this Court decide what it is that we must show in the lower court, whether we must show a specific contract, or whether we must show the matching contracts that the City of Jacksonville is asking for.
In the final analysis, however, we believe that in order to be consistent with prior precedent, that the correct rule in this case is the one that we have already met, which is that the City of Jacksonville has an ordinance that excludes contractors from consideration if they fit within the category, and that we, as nonminority contractors who do business with the City of Jacksonville, are within that category.
William H. Rehnquist:
Thank you, Ms. Ausburn.
The case is submitted.