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City-Hunter Order Signed

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Day
30
Month
April
Year
1972
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City-Hunter Order Signed<br><br>U.S. District Court Judge John Feikens has signed an order which ends the long battle between the city and former as-<br><br>tration Association. Judge Feikens said the hearing complied with the requirements of constitutional due process and<br><br>sistant Human Rights Department director Robert Hunter.<br><br>Hunter, who was fired in February of 1971, contended that he was released from his position because of his race and that the firing was arbitrary.<br><br>Judge Feikens found initially that the city had not followed proper procedures in the firing and ordered that a hearing be held. That hearing was conducted by Gabriel Alexander of the American Arbi-<br><br>afforded Hunter a “full and fair opportunity to demonstrate that his dismissal had been for reasons which were patently arbitrary or discriminatory.”<br><br>In his order, Judge Feikens said he could “find no factual basis for disputing the carefully-reasoned conclusion of the arbitrator that plaintiff (Hunter) was not dismissed on patently arbitrary or discriminatory grounds.”