February is Black History Month and I want to briefly share the stories of two black women — both professors — who played a pivotal role in my development as an attorney with the hopes that perhaps you’ll take a moment and think about those people who have influenced you. In doing so, we can
When Words Fail, Listen to Others
Words normally come easy on this blog.
Today I should be writing a simple post about a new Executive Order that will make it easier for people to file for unemployment claims if they believe their workplace is unsafe.
But I can’t. Not right now. There’s too much pain in the United States today. And…
Black Firefighters Move to Intervene in Ricci v. DeStefano
Yesterday, a group of black firefighters filed a motion to intervene in the Ricci v. DeStefano case claiming their rights will be "irrevocably impaired " if they aren’t allowed to join in the case. You can download the motion and the accompanying memorandum of law here.
The motion was not unexpected though I’m not…
Ricci Redux: Black Firefighter Files Suit Against New Haven Alleging Race Discrimination
Well, that didn’t take too long.
Just a few months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano, a black firefighter filed suit yesterday in U.S. District Court alleging that he was unfairly denied promotion to the position of lieutenant because of the city’s scoring of a 2003 promotional exam.