Attorney Keith Wiener, who leads the firm's State and Local Government Procurement Team, was quoted in an article by PublicSource
explaining how Pittsburgh is approaching contracting and other programs following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding race-based affirmative action. The city is preparing to fund a disparity study to determine when it can legally consider race in contracting and other areas in the hopes of shielding its programs from legal attacks. Mr. Wiener emphasized the importance of establishing concrete proof to justify these programs existing.
“The burden of proof is very high on a government. It’s the highest burden of proof,” he said.
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