Police are allowed to rule out applicants for having high IQs, a federal court has ruled.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals judged that the city of New London did not discriminate when they rejected Robert Jordan's application, because everyone who took the test was evaluated by the same standards.
Jordan scored 33 points in the test, equating to an IQ of roughly 125. New London police interview only candidates who score between 20 and 27, "on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training," ABC reports. Nationally cops score on average 21-22, an IQ of 104.
Jordan became a prison guard after failing to join the police.
Via ABC News.