Ricci v. DeStefano Racial Discrimination Case

Panelists talked about an upcoming Supreme Court case, Ricci v. DeStefano. The case case involved racial discrimination in the workplace and was… read more

Panelists talked about an upcoming Supreme Court case, Ricci v. DeStefano. The case case involved racial discrimination in the workplace and was the first major case the Roberts Court heard on discrimination.

In 2003, a group of white firefighters including Frank Ricci scored well on a civil service promotional exam that was discounted by the city of New Haven, Connecticut because none of the 19 African-American firefighters who took it qualified for promotion. The firefighters sued the New Haven mayor John DeStefano. The District Court and the 2nd Circuit Court (in a 7-6 decision) sided with the city. The Supreme Court would decide whether the New Haven firefighter civil service exam violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. close

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  • Joshua Civin Assistant Counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Lia Epperson Professor Santa Clara University->Law
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Ricci v. DeStefano Racial Discrimination Case

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Program ID:
285249-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 2009 | 9:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2009 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 14, 2009 | 9:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 1:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 6:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 2009 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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