The US Supreme Court and Reverse Discrimination

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In 2003, New Haven, Connecticut said it would promote firefighters based on a written and oral exam.  But when the results were in, no blacks and only two Hispanics scored well enough to become lieutenants or captains.  New Haven then scrapped the promotion exam. White firefighter Frank Ricci, who did well on the test, sued for reverse discrimination. Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in his favor.

Credits

Guests:
Dahlia Lithwick - Legal Affairs correspondent for Slate - @dahlialithwick, Richard Thompson Ford - Stanford Law School, Ramesh Ponnuru - National Review / American Enterprise Institute - @RameshPonnuru, Jim Newton - Blueprint - @newton_jim

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal