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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    My question, in light of this decision, is whether Sotomayor made her ruling colored by emotion rather than by the law. If this is the case, then she should not be confirmed.
    She's already stated that her race will bring something extra to the table, so it's easy to see that she's going to base here rulings on race rather than the rule of law.
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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Good ruling, this should sink her confirmation and Obama will be forced to pick a centrist judge.
    So you are saying because she had a ruling overturned then she cant be confirmed?

    Then that means Alito and Roberts are not on the court?
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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So you are saying because she had a ruling overturned then she cant be confirmed?

    Then that means Alito and Roberts are not on the court?
    No Petey, they got confirmed.
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    White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

    White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal - Yahoo! News

    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.

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

    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.

    Sotomayor is over turned again. She has been shown in her own words to a racist. This is not going to help her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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    Re: White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal - Yahoo! News

    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.

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

    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.

    Sotomayor is over turned again. She has been shown in her own words to a racist. This is not going to help her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
    The sad part about this news is that it was a 5-4 decision. It's a shame that 4 Supreme Court justices still think they should legislate instead of interpret.

    Sotomayer will fit right in with the Liberuls on the court.

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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She's already stated that her race will bring something extra to the table, so it's easy to see that she's going to base here rulings on race rather than the rule of law.
    That's one way to interpret it.

    Another would be that she is going to let her racial bias effect her rulings.

    A third would be that she simply meant the fact of her race itself would bring something extra to the table. Racially diverse court, anyone?

    So many ways of interpreting it.
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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Why do you people ignore the more interesting bit here.

    The SCOTUS issue long and lengthy opinions on this issue.

    Sotomayor issued less then a paragraph. Her worth was proven by this case, she's a minor league lightweight compared to what is required of a Justice.
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    Re: White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Sotomayor is over turned again. She has been shown in her own words to a racist. This is not going to help her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
    If only that were the case. Her nomination appears to be inevitable, regardless of the several reasons that she has no business sitting on that Court.

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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post

    A third would be that she simply meant the fact of her race itself would bring something extra to the table. Racially diverse court, anyone?

    but, that's nowhere close to what she said.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    but, that's nowhere close to what she said.
    Entirely possible, as I personally have no idea what she said, and was only extrapolating what she had actually meant from the post I quoted.
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