Posted by: chronicler55 | June 29, 2009

Supreme Court Rules for White Firefighters in Reverse Discrimination Case

Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been reversed by the United States Supreme Court, one week before her Senate Confirmation Hearings begin.  The Supreme Court overturned the decisions of District and Appeals Court to find in favor of the plaintiffs.

 The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. Yahoo News


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