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  • City must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates, court rules

    05/13/2011 1:01:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 13, 2011 | Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 bypassed black firefighter candidates — and distribute “tens of millions of dollars” in damages to 6,000 others who will never get that chance — a federal appeals court ruled Friday, upholding a landmark ruling. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 9-to-0 decision, that, contrary to the city’s contention, African-American candidates hadn’t waited too long before filing a lawsuit that accused the city of discriminating against them for the way it handled a 1995 firefighter’s entrance exam. On Friday, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that ruling and sent...