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Resource: Personnel Administrator of Massachusetts v. Feeney

By: Oyez

June 5, 1979

Oyez

A Massachusetts law gave hiring preference to honorably discharged veterans applying for state civil service positions. Feeney, a woman who scored high on certain competitive civil service examinations, was ranked below male veterans who had lower scores.

https://www.oyez.org/cases/1978/78-233