Once again, a city fire department is in the hot seat for employment discrimination, prompting the Supreme Court to set crucial new precedents for civil rights law.
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It's clear the conservative press has little interest in ascertaining the veracity of right-wing smears against Sotomayor before advancing them.
As firefighter Frank Ricci arrived in the nation's capital for his moment in the spotlight, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch came to the his defense against an a...
Sotomayor is the most qualified judge to approach the Senate for Supreme Court confirmation in at least 70 years. This should cause the GOP to take a long "reflective pause" and frankly back off.
In Ricci v. DeStefano, the five conservatives on the Supreme Court struck a blow against this nation's most effective weapon for eliminating discrimination from our workplaces.
The tributes to Jackson have come with a high political price. They have deflected attention from the most racially charged and economically important Supreme Court decision in years.
The Supreme Court's ruling last week in Ricci vs. DeStefano should not be understated: the decision threatens to undermine the vital function of the country's historic civil rights legislation.
If we want to ensure true equality of opportunity, we need to focus on disadvantaged groups long before kids take the SATs or firefighters take an "externally validated" exam.
At some point, the surgeon has to pick up the knife; the fire captain has to send his people into the burning building. They need to know what they're doing.
How can public institutions achieve "diversity" in a way that's fair and legal?
The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision t...
The White House insisted on Monday that the political dynamics behind Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination had not changed with the Supreme Cour...
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