Boston Firefighters v. NAACP
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461 U.S. 477 (1983)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Boston Firefighters v. NAACP, 461 U.S. 477 (1983)
Boston Firefighters Union, Local 718 v. Boston Chapter, NAACP
Argued April 18, 1983
Decided May 16, 1983
461 U.S. 477
Held: The Court of Appeals' judgment -- upholding the District Court's orders enjoining the Boston Police and Fire Departments from laying off policemen and firemen in a manner that would reduce the percentage of minority officers below the level obtaining at the commencement of the layoffs -- is vacated, and the cases are remanded for consideration of mootness in light of Massachusetts' intervening enactment of legislation relating to the layoffs.
679 F.2d 965, vacated and remanded.