NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009
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(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court's hearing of a case involving charges of reverse discrimination reviewed; details given of decision in New Haven, Connecticut, to throw out a firefighters exam after none of the black applicants qualified for promotion; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown as remarks from Justice Anthony Kennedy are quoted. [Firefighter Frank RICCI- says if you work hard you can succeed in America.] [Firefighters’ attorney Karen TORRE- says this test didn’t fit the political agenda of New Haven’s mayor.] [National Urban League Marc MORIAL- speaks of the essence of diversity.]
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