DC Circ. Revives Black Capitol Police Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has overturned the dismissal of an eight-year-old discrimination class action brought by more than 250 black current and former U.S. Capitol Police officers, saying the federal employees could sue despite their failure to attend prelitigation counseling or mediation in person.

Remanding the case back to the district court on Friday, the appeals court said the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, which extended Title VII protections to employees of the legislative branch, did not require in-person...
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