New York City’s lawyers are currently asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court’s ruling against the FDNY’s hiring policies calling the judge in that case media-obsessed and biased. Assemblyman Keith Wright, who doubles as the Chair of the Manhattan Democratic Party, blasted the city’s move this afternoon and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“In the epitome of contradiction, Mayor Bloomberg has accused Federal District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of bias after his ruling for federal oversight on the over four year old litigation concerning diversity in the New York City Fire Department. He even went so far as to ask for Judge Garaufis’ removal from the case,” Assemblyman Wright said in a statement. Read More