CIR in the news on Supreme Court firefighters decision

June 30, 2009 − by CIR − in Blog, Case Updates − Comments Off on CIR in the news on Supreme Court firefighters decision

In  Ricci v. DeStefano, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that employers may not jettison the results of an otherwise fair promotion test solely because minority applicants score lower than non-minority applicants.  The decision was a victory for New Haven firefighters, who challenged that city’s decision to throw out the results of a civil service exam for fire department promotions because of political pressure from groups dissatisfied with minority performance on the test.  CIR General Counsel Michael Rosman discussed the ruling in various newspaper articles and on television:

  • See CIR General Counsel Michael Rosman on CBS News’ “Washington Unplugged
  • Listen to Michael Rosman on NPR’s “Morning Edition” (with Nina Totenburg)(No longer available)
  • Listen to Michael Rosman’s Federalist Society “ScotusCast” (No longer available)
  • Read USA Today article quoting Michael Rosman

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