Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Supreme Court rules Connecticut can’t scrap test

June 29, 2009 by  

Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Supreme Court justice, has found her opinion overruled today on the constitutionality of a New Haven job discrimination case.

Media sources report the city annulled a firefighter’s exam on which non-white participants scored significantly lower. This means that the white firefighters did not receive promotions of which they were deserving due to their higher scores.

In a 5 – 4 vote, the highest court deemed scrapping the test to be an act of racial discrimination because it overturned a component to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The Los Angeles Times reports Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was one judge who felt that the New Haven council was wrong to deny the white firefighters their promotions that they earned through knowledge and job expertise.

"No individual should face workplace discrimination based on race," he stated, indicating that had this ruling been upheld, there would have been wider implications for employers across the country.

For example, Daniel Westman who is a Washington-based lawyer told theNew York Times how this case and its decision affected more than firefighters.

"Some companies may have thought this was just a public sector firefighter case that would not apply outside the government employment context, but that is not the case," he told the news provider.
ADNFCR-1961-ID-19241822-ADNFCR

Personal Liberty News Desk

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Supreme Court rules Connecticut can’t scrap test”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.