Nos. 14-2270-cv, 14-2349-cv, 14-4287-cv, 14-4324-cv, 14-3615-cv.

814 F.3d 594 (2016)

VILLAGE OF FREEPORT and Andrew Hardwick, as Mayor and in his individual capacity, Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees, v. Christopher BARRELLA, Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: February 16, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Keith M. Corbett , Harris Beach PLLC, Uniondale, NY, for Defendant-Appellant-Cross-Appellee Village of Freeport.

Kenneth A. Novikoff ( Evan H. Krinick , Cheryl F. Korman , Scott R. Green , on the brief), Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale, NY, for Defendant-Appellant-Cross-Appellee Andrew Hardwick.

Amanda M. Fugazy ( Adam C. Weiss , Paul P. Rooney , on the brief), Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant Christopher Barrella.

Before: LEVAL, CABRANES, and LOHIER, Circuit Judges.

This case asks us to resolve a vexed and recurring question: what does it mean to be Hispanic? Specifically, it presents the question of whether "Hispanic" describes a race for purposes of § 1981 and Title VII.

Defendants the Village of Freeport, N.Y. ("Freeport" or "the Village") and its former...

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