No. 07-2052.

528 F.3d 488 (2008)

Arthur L. LEWIS, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 4, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Judson H. Miner (argued), Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Matthew J. Piers, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Benna R. Solomon (argued), Nadine J. Wichern, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and POSNER, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

In 1995, the City of Chicago administered a new written test to 26,000 applicants for jobs as firefighters. After grading the tests, the City placed the applicants in three categories, based on their scores: "well qualified," "qualified," and "not qualified." The plaintiffs (and the members of their class) are black applicants who were placed in the "qualified" category. Applicants were told the test...

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