High Court To Hear White Firefighters' Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on a case brought by a group of white firefighters who allege a decision by the city of New Haven, Conn., to scrap a promotional exam because too few minorities passed was a case of reverse discrimination.

The high court agreed Friday to hear the case of the 18 firefighters after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the ruling of a district judge who dismissed the action on the grounds that the city...
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