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Ricci v. DeStefano
No. 08-328


    Frank Ricci, et al. v. John DeStefano, et al.


    Constitutional Law, Equal Protection, Civil Rights, Labor and Employment Law


    This case presents the question whether Title VII and the Equal Protection Clause
    allow a government employer to reject the results of a civil-service selection
    process because it does not like the racial distribution of the results. Specifically:

    1. When a content-valid civil-service examination and race-neutral selection
    process yield unintended racially disproportionate results, do a municipality and its
    officials racially discriminate in violation of the Equal Protection Clause or Title VII
    when they reject the results and the successful candidates to achieve racial
    proportionality in candidates selected?

    2. Does an employer violate 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(l), which makes it unlawful for
    employers "to adjust the scores of, use different cutoff scores for, or otherwise alter
    the results of, employment related tests on the basis of race," when it rejects the
    results of such tests because of the race of the successful candidates?



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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Karen Lee Torre
Law Offices of Norman A. Pattis LLC
New Haven, CT

For Respondent:

Christopher J. Meade
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Washington, DC


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