Sotomayor Overturned

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed in Ricci, the white firefighter case a decision that Sonia Sotomayor, a Supreme Court nominee, endorsed as an appeals court judge. The court ruled along philosophical lines that there was a violation of Title VII.

Tom Goldstein writing at SCOTUSBLOG:

The Court holds that the city’s fear of litigation cannot justify the refusal to apply the test

A comment asks for a bottom line: the plaintiff firefighters won. New Haven violated the law by throwing out the test.

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