WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court yesterday declined to review a federal appeals court ruling upholding the way Utah administers a federal set-aside program for minority contractors.

The program at issue, which is authorized by the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, requires at least 10% of federal funds provided to states for highway construction to go to small minority-owned businesses.

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