Firefighters Local Union No. v. Stotts (1784 )
Significance, Further Readings
Firefighters Local Union No. 1784
Carl W. Stotts, et al.
That a court-ordered injunction resulting in a layoff plan which protected African American employees from layoffs and took precedence over a previous policy of "first hired, last fired" was inappropriate.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Richard B. Fields
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Allen S. Blair
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
6 December 1983
That a court-ordered injunction against a policy which laid off those firefighters with least seniority before those with most seniority, in order to save the jobs of African American firefighters, was inappropriate.
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