1. What was the legal issue in this case? What did the Supreme Court decide? Why?
2. What does this case reveal about the conditions under which affirmative action is legal?
3. What evidence did the county have of the need for affirmative action?
4. Why does the Court conclude that the measures used to implement the county’s affirmative action plan do not unduly burden white males such as Johnson?
5. Do you agree with this decision? Why or why not?