Friday, January 9, 2009

SCOTUS to Review Firefighters' Claim of Discrimination

SupctThe Supreme Court granted cert in Ricci v. DeStefano. The question: Whether municipalities may decline to certify results of an exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants eligible for promotion than minority applicants, due to fears that certifying the results would lead to charges of racial discrimination.

I've blogged before on the case, most recently here, and I have a lot more thinking and reading to do to provide further commentary. I actually asked whether the Court should take this case on my employment law final, and my students' analyses were very interesting. We'll all have to stay tuned!.


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