The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reversed a decision denying white firefighters promotion based on their race. A good decision, in my opinion. Discrimination against one group can not be used to justify policies intended to end workplace discrimination against another group. That is simply the flip side of the same coin.
The SCOTUS also recently ruled that local governments must be given an option to bail out of requirements that they get federal approval for any changes in their election laws and/or method. A win for local government but likely to cause debate, particularly in the regions of the Southern US with a history of discriminatory votign practices.
Other notable rulings/actions:
- Cable TV can offer DVR like services.
- Surprisingly cleared the way for state regulators to investigate national banks for lending discrimination.