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June 22, 2010

A victory for common sense; a loss for disparate impact theory

Author: Joshua Thompson Pacific Legal Foundation is happy to report on a great victory for equality under the law.  In Oakley v. City of Memphis, the United States District Court for the Western District Tennessee, relying chiefly on the Ricci decision, held that a group of forty Caucasian and African-American police officers were discriminat ...

May 24, 2010

Supreme Court decision in Lewis v. City of Chicago

Author: Joshua Thompson The Supreme Court handed down its decision today in Lewis v. City of Chicago. The issue before the Court concerned the statute of limitations for disparate impact claims. Specifically, at what point did the statute begin to run – when Chicago announced the results of its test, or did the statute run a ...

June 29, 2009

STATEMENT: PLF lauds Ricci Supreme Court ruling

PLF lauds Ricci ruling, which can help PLF's current lawsuits against San Francisco and Caltrans public-works contracting quotas  The Supreme Court ruled Monday that New Haven, CT. violated federal civil rights law when it scrapped the results of a firefighters promotional exam because the top scorers did not meet the city's pre ...