new_haven_fire_truck.jpgNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven officials are taking steps to promote 14 city firefighters who won a reverse discrimination case in a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Officials were planning to submit the results from promotional exams given in 2003 to the city's Civil Service Commission Monday night for certification, then give that information to the fire commission Tuesday.

City officials threw out the test results because only one Hispanic and no blacks would have been promoted. But the Supreme Court ruled that the rights of the firefighters who sued were violated.

The Hispanic firefighter and 13 white firefighters who sued will be promoted to lieutenant and captain.

A federal judge ordered the city last week to promote the firefighters.


Information from: New Haven Register,