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Ricci v. DeStefano

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1428 2d Cir. Apr 22, 2009
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Jun 29, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Issue: Whether municipalities may decline to certify results of an exam that would make disproportionately more white applicants eligible for promotion than minority applicants, due to fears that certifying the results would lead to charges of racial discrimination.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 29, 2009.

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