Firefighters Will Testify Against Racist Sotomayor at Senate Hearing


Two of the New Haven firefighters who were discriminated against by Sonia Sotomayor will testify next week at her hearings.
Sotomayor’s racist ruling against the white firefighters was overturned by the Supreme Court in June.
The Hill’s Blog reported:

Republicans will call two New Haven firefighters to testify in the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor next week, making clear the GOP’s intent to place affirmative action at the center of Senate battle over Sotomayor’s nomination.

A Judiciary Committee press release lists Frank Ricci and Ben Vargas as expected Republican witnesses. Ricci was the lead plaintiff in Ricci v. New Haven, the controversial case in which Sotomayor ruled the New Haven fire department acted constitutionally when it promoted black firefighters who scored lower than their white counterparts on a qualifying test. Vargas was the only non-white co-plaintiff in that case.

The Supreme Court later overturned that decision.

Sotomayor’s 2 for 6.
She’s now been overturned 66% of the time by the Supreme Court.

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