Decree Clears St. Louis Of Discrimination: 8th Circ.

Law360 (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has sided with the city of St. Louis and reversed a lower court's award of damages to two white firefighters who said they were victims of reverse racial discrimination when they were turned down for jobs with the city.

The three-judge panel said Tuesday that the city cannot be held liable for damages stemming from its failure to hire certain applicants since when it made the decisions, the city was complying with a valid consent decree....
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