Census Bureau Dodges Class Action Over Race Bias

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a class action that accused the U.S. Census Bureau of discriminating against minority job candidates, saying the plaintiffs did not exhaust their administrative remedies before going to court.

Judge Frank Maas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that the plaintiffs, who claim the bureau used arrest records to deny jobs to blacks, Latinos and Native Americans, should have complied with the so-called class regulations that have been in place since...
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