U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Major Decisions On Last Day Of Session

Tourists walk toward <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">the United States</a> Supreme Court building June 29, 2009 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, DC</a>. The court handed down a major civil rights decision today when it ruled that white firefighters in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100205150000" title="New Haven (New Haven, Connecticut)" href="/topic/us/connecticut/new-haven-county/new-haven-%28new-haven-connecticut%29-PLGEO100100205150000.topic">New Haven</a>, Connecticut, suffered unfair discrimination because of their race when the city scrapped the results of a promotional exam in Ricci v. DeStefano.
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( CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES / June 29, 2009 )

Tourists walk toward the United States Supreme Court building June 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The court handed down a major civil rights decision today when it ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, suffered unfair discrimination because of their race when the city scrapped the results of a promotional exam in Ricci v. DeStefano.

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