Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Ricci v. DeStefano

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1428 2d Cir. Apr 22, 2009
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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