In Lewis v. City of Chicago, the justices will consider whether a group of African-American applicants to be firefighters properly brought a discrimination claim against Chicago officials. The group of potential firefighters argued that Chicago officials employed a test in a way that negatively impacted black applicants. A lower federal court agreed that the city's use of the test did discriminate against black applicants, but that decision was later overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit concluded that the plaintiffs had not lodged their complaint under federal law in a timely manner. The New York Times, in an editorial today, noted that the case is similar to one the high court ruled on involving Lilly Ledbetter's lawsuit against Goodyear Tire Company, which also centered on a claim brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.