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Ricci, et al. v. DeStefano: Sonia Sotomayor's Controversial Decision

There is so much more heat than light being shed on the controversial case decided by Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, as is typically the case with Supremer Court nominees post-Robert Bork. The Obama Administration ash dispatched its "spinners" to the talk shows to beat back criticism from the right about the case.

And so we just moseyed over to the Google and found this helpful site that lays the facts out pretty well. Just take a look through this fairly sterile recitation of the facts and then draw your own conclusions. The case had to do with white firefighters in New Haven (CT) denied promotions by the city after garnering top scores on a promotion test. All who garnered top scores were white, hence the hullabaloo.

In some ways, this is a perfect case around which to have this debate in America. These issues should be aired, not obfuscated.


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