Saturday, March 22, 2003

Friendship is color-blind in Roanoke

In this opinion issued on Friday, Judge Wilson of the W.D. Va. granted summary judgment against the "reverse discrimination" claims of three white Roanoke police officers, who claimed that they were denied promotion because of race in favor of a less qualified African-American woman, who is a personal friend of the African-American police chief. The court observed that white males often as not had been the beneficiaries rather than the victims of the kinds of irregularities in the promotion process cited by the plaintiffs.

Also posted on the W.D. Va. website this week was this opinion by Judge Michael denying a defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

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