Saturday, January 10, 2009

Court-Watch: Ricci

PowerLine mentions what will be a very interesting SCOTUS decision.

The Supreme Court has decided to review the Second Circuit's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano. In that case, New Haven firefighters -- one Hispanic and more than a dozen whites -- sued the city after they were denied promotion because the city disregarded the results of its own test for determining who would be promoted. The city threw out the test results because not enough black firefighters scored high enough to earn a promotion. It did so even though the test was designed by experts to eliminate the possibility of racial bias

The Circuit Court decision was unpublished; the 2nd District affirmed with a one-graf/no-cite emittance; and SCOTUS agreed to review.

Much more at the link...including intrigue, Clintonite fights, and 'opinion blackout.'

Almost better than "24"...

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