Judge Nicholas Garaufis says a one-day application extension for aspiring firefighters without additional outreach efforts would create the risk of an "adverse impact" on minorities who want to apply.
Garaufis has previously ruled that the city's firefighter entrance exam discriminated against minorities and has monitored the department as it reforms its hiring practices.
The judge agreed Monday to a 24-hour extension for Sgt. Dakota Meyer to submit an application - but only to accommodate him.
Meyer's lawyer says he doesn't want to be a "one-person exception" to the deadline and won't apply.