…says New York court:
(I took extra care to capitalize “abc NEWS” as they do on their website.)
Intelligent people may not apply for police officer in the USA. Personally I think the argument by the police authority is sound – but an employer should then be free to discriminate against all other categories of people as well.
The meaning of the word discrimination is “to distinguish”; which is what a hiring decision or ANY decision is all about. Anti-discrimination policies are therefore an attack on freedom itself, as freedom is the freedom to decide on your own. Notice that free will as in free decisions has nothing whatsoever to do with randomness and everything with logical conclusions or determinism. Which should answer the question, is free will possible in a determined non-random world, the answer is yes, determination , at least partial determination is a NECESSARY prerequisite for freedom.
The confusion about randomness as necessary for freedom comes from a linguistic misunderstanding, where “degrees of freedom” in a mechanical way describe the possible set of motions a mechanical system can perform. This of course is only a constraint on the action that is then decided to perform.