September 16, 1998 |
A federal appeals court declined to review an earlier ruling that struck down government rules requiring radio and television broadcasters to recruit women and minorities in hiring. The Federal Communications Commission had asked the full Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the April 14 decision by a three-judge panel that threw out the long-standing rules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1998 |
In a lawsuit against the Anaheim Fire Department, two former and one current firefighter allege that they were forced to resign or were otherwise harassed for speaking out against the department's minority hiring policies. "These guys stood up for the standards and basically got put down very hard," said James G. Harker, a Santa Ana attorney representing Jimmie Lee Cox and John Lynn Cox, both 50; and Gregory J. Mowad, 33.
April 15, 1998 |
A federal requirement that broadcasters hire racial minorities was thrown out as unconstitutional by an appeals court Tuesday in a setback for efforts to bring more diversity to radio and TV stations. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the Federal Communications Commission had failed to explain how its equal employment opportunities regulations served the public interest--the standard the FCC used when it adopted the rules in the late 1960s.
November 4, 1997 |
Ending quotas, set-asides and other preferences in public contracting has long been the aim of many supporters of Proposition 209. But despite Monday's U.S. Supreme Court action upholding the anti-affirmative-action measure, a host of public initiatives giving minorities and women a leg up in public contracts remain intact and are likely to continue for months or years to come. Some will be the target of lengthy court challenges that could take years to wend their way through the legal system.
June 12, 1996 |
KCAL Fined for Minority Hiring Deficiencies: The Federal Communications Commission has renewed KCAL-TV Channel 9's broadcast license for another five years but also fined the Walt Disney Co.-owned station $30,000 for deficiencies in minority recruitment and failure to keep accurate records in that area before 1993.
April 18, 1995 |
In two victories for white men who claimed they had suffered reverse discrimination, the Supreme Court on Monday let stand rulings that threw out a quota for promotions of black firefighters in Birmingham, Ala., and awarded a white engineer $425,000 in damages because he was passed over for a promotion. The outcome in the two cases shows an increased willingness by the federal courts to apply anti-discrimination laws in favor of white employees as well as minorities.