NAACP v. North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, Nos. 10-3965, 10-15015 (3 rd Cir. Dec. 12, 2011).

I am pleased to report that the Third Circuit issued a ruling on December 12, 2011 in our case, NAACP v. N. Hudson, affirming the grant of summary judgment in our favor by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, finding that the residency requirement for firefighter applicants were invalid because the requirement had a disparate impact on African Americans. The court found that both parties' expert reports supported a finding of disparate impact. The court also ruled that Ricci v. Destefano did not provide North Hudson a defense to disparate impact liability.

– submitted by Yuval Rubinstein