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Judge: White Conn. firefighters must be promoted
|Contributor||Brandonius Maximus |
|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Nov 25, 2009 10:20am|
|News Date||Wednesday, November 25, 2009 06:20:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Connecticut officials to promote 14 firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case in a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. |
U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton ruled Tuesday that the civil rights of white New Haven firefighters were violated when city officials threw out the results of a 2003 promotion exam when too few minorities did well.
Her ruling followed the Supreme Court's instructions.
In 2006, Arterton had thrown out the white firefighters' lawsuit. A federal appeals court upheld her decision before the Supreme Court overturned both rulings in June.