Firefighters In Bias Case Awarded Millions In Damages

From the Associated Press

A white group of firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 have been awarded about $2 million in damages from the city of New Haven, Conn., ending a 7-year-old legal battle that was fueled by national debate over racial justice, officials said Thursday.

The Supreme Court ruled that officials violated white firefighters’ civil rights when they threw out 2003 promotion tests results because too few minorities did well. The firefighters returned to U.S. District Court in Connecticut seeking back pay, damages and legal fees.

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