FDNY Barred From Hiring In Light Of Unfair Test

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has enjoined New York City from hiring a new class of firefighters using a discriminatory entrance exam, saying it will have to explain why its need to appoint "a few hundred rookie firefighters" outweighs the need for racial equality.

In a sua sponte 37-page order lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said he won't allow the city to follow through on plans to hire around 300 new recruits by the end...
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