Monday, June 29, 2009

White Firefighters -Reverse Racism-Supreme Court....

over turned Sotomayor's (bho's nominee to the Supreme Court) ruling that White firefighters -even though they passed the exam to advance up the ladder-could not be promoted because there were not enough people of color (my words) in the top positions of department.

NOTE: Sotomayor is a racist and I'm getting tired of reverse-racism...: C-CS>>>

Court rules for white firefighters over promotions

By MARK SHERMAN
The Associated Press
Monday, June 29, 2009 11:19 AM

WASHINGTON -- 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. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide and make it harder to prove discrimination when there is no evidence it was intentional.

"Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer's reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his opinion for the court. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the white firefighters "understandably attract this court's sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them."

Read the rest here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR2009062901608_pf.html


4 comments:

shoprat said...

Unfortunately fear of litigation is the root of a lot injustice these days.

christian soldier said...

sr-you've go that right---

Mustang said...

Some times, the government gets it right. Now let us see if the idiot Sotomayor is confirmed. I hope not, but I don't have much confidence with sheenanigans inside the beltway.

Semper Fi

christian soldier said...

M-me either --the Rs are Dem. 'lite' ...
My bet is-she will not run into much trouble from the Rs...