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May 25, 2010

More on the Supreme Court's decision in Lewis

Author: Joshua Thompson Having had a day to reflect on the Supreme Court's decision in Lewis, my opinion hasn't changed much.  The most disappointing aspect of the case remains the Court's silence on the constitutionality of the disparate impact provisions of Title VII.  Less than a year since the Court appeared on the preci ...

February 22, 2010

Lewis v. Chicago: Chicago Fire Department douses claims of discrimination

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Lewis v. City of Chicago. In this case, African-American fire department applicants sued the City of Chicago under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They claimed that a written examination was discriminatory when it resulted in Chicago's ...