2nd Circ. Affirms Toss Of White Prof's Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 8:11 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a Rochester, N.Y., community college professor's lawsuit alleging he was denied tenure for being a Caucasian male with conservative political beliefs.

In a summary order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower courts grant of summary judgment to Monroe Community College on political science professor Michael Filozof's racial discrimination claims.

The appeals court also rejected Filozof's appeal of the denial of his challenge to the defendants’ peremptory strike of the only African-American...
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