Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chicago waits for next step in firefighter case

Associated Press

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago says it's ready to hire firefighters in a long-running discrimination case if it's ordered to do so now that the U.S. Supreme Court has found a group of black applicants didn't wait too long to sue.
The Supreme Court's decision Monday sent the case back to a lower court. Mara Georges, the city of Chicago's corporation counsel, said the city plans to hire the would-be firefighters if the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago determines it should. City officials say about 111 recruits could be employed.

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See also: New York Times: "Black Firefighters’ Claim Was Timely, Justices Say", May 24, 2010, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/us/25scotus.html

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