Implications for Affirmative Action in the New Haven Fire Department

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Essay #: 056425
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This paper shall examine the issue of affirmative action, specifically within the context of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the New Haven, CT firefighters in Ricci v. DeStefano. This discussion will focus on whether or not the City of New Haven acting appropriately in their initial decision and the implication both of their actions and of the Supreme Court decision. Though the decision has had mixed results and the implications are not entirely clear, it still seems that the City’s decision was not reasonable and it was inappropriate to change the rules of promotion based on undesirable results.
Implications for Affirmative Action in the New Haven Fire Department
Recently, the Supreme Court decided in Ricci v....
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