While there is any doubt that Miss. Sotomayor will be confirmed, it is nice to see that there is some ammo that could be used to make the confirmation hearings a little more interesting.....that is if the repubs have the guts......but I doubt it. And Ruthy Bads went pure racist when she said, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent which she read from the bench. "The white firefighters who scored high on New Haven's promotional exams understandably attract the court's sympathy," she said. "But they had no vested right to promotion."
This might be the death blow for Affirmative action and racial quotas. What a concept, actually getting a job and promotion based on your skills and not skin color or gender!
The 5-4 ruling poses a potential complication to Sotomayor's nomination, with confirmation hearings set to start in July. Already, supporters and critics of Sotomayor are seizing on the decision in an effort to defend their stance.
In the high-profile, controversial case, white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., argued they were discriminated against when the city tossed out the results of a promotion exam because too few minorities scored high enough on it.
Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the opinion in favor of Frank Ricci and his fellow firefighters who sued the city of New Haven.
adding that the city's "race-based rejection of the test results" could not be justified.