New Orleans D.A. Loses Racial Bias Appeal

Law360, New York (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a unusual case of reverse discrimination, a federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that found New Orleans district attorney Eddie Jordan guilty of illegally terminating a group of white employees on the basis of race.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the district court's decision against Jordan, the D.A. for Orleans Parish, ruling that he had violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

"Jordan's sufficiency-of-the-evidence challenge fails," the Fifth Circuit wrote. "Sufficient evidence was produced upon which a reasonable jury could have found discrimination."

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