Class Cert. Sought In Race Bias Suit Over Census Hiring

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs accusing the U.S. Census Bureau of unlawfully screening out minority job candidates for temporary posts by considering arrest records in the hiring process asked a New York federal judge on Friday to certify their case as a class action. 

The eight named plaintiffs in the suit filed a motion asking the court to certify a class of African-American and Latino applicants who applied to the bureau for temporary employment during the 2010 decennial census, when the agency was hiring more than one million temporary workers,...
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