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Introduced in Senate (06/24/1997)

Civil Rights Act of 1997 - Allows any person aggrieved by an action of the Federal Government consisting of intentionally discriminating against, or granting a preference to, any person or group based in whole or in part on race, color, national origin, or sex to bring an action in a U.S. district court for appropriate relief (including back pay). Requires awarding a prevailing plaintiff attorney's fees as part of the costs. Defines "preference" as an advantage of any kind, including a quota, set-aside, numerical goal, timetable, or other numerical objective.