The Corner

Smart People Need Not Apply

ABC News reports that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the discrimination claim of an applicant to the New London, Conn., police department who was rejected because he scored too high on an intelligence test. The department’s reason for rejecting high-scoring applicants was that they might become bored with police work. The policy, the court found, met the rational-basis test.  

Obviously, this could be applied to lots of occupations. I leave it to the readers to consider and discuss.

Peter Kirsanow — Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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