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JOHNSON v. CALIFORNIA, 03-636

Strict scrutiny is the proper standard of review for an equal protection challenge to the California Department of Corrections' unwritten policy of racially segregating prisoners in double cells upon entering a new correctional facility.

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  • Decided 02/23/2005
  • Published 02/23/2005

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  • United States Supreme Court

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