U.S. Supreme Court rules for white firefighters over promotions

This from the Associated Press in 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.

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Curly Girly-man

June 29th, 2009
1:01 pm

Will Jones - Atlanta

June 29th, 2009
1:07 pm

Not “wite power,” Roman Catholic power: treason against the Creed and the People.

Just as with the unconstitutional appointment of Hitler’s banker’s closet-queen draft-dodging grandson to the WH to commit 9/11, only the five Roman Catholic justices voted in the majority to repeal the Civil Rights Movement: to repeal “E Pluribus Unum” and the Dream that “all nations of the world flow into One New Nation ruled only by Truth and Justice” – America.

Gary

June 29th, 2009
3:16 pm

Ah. Nothing like a Supreme Court ruling to bring out the wackos today. The double-standard out there today is sickening.

Will – what exactly did the Supreme Court repeal today? All I see is hard working individuals to be given the promotion opportunity they were wrongfully denied because of the color (or lack of) of their skin.

AJC Management

June 29th, 2009
3:24 pm

Do not attempt to engage Will Jones. Will Jones posted the first post in this thread so he can have an excuse to get it wrong and gives all of us the opportunity to see just how crazy he is. Will Jones is the village idiot of the Political Insiders. He comments are to be ridiculed and dismissed. Enjoy his fiction, but do not attempt to reason with him in any way. Will Jones is a lefty conspiracy nut and is danger to himself and others. He has been known to attend fallies and actually spit on those with whom he disagrees. Seriously, he is bananas.

herbK

June 29th, 2009
3:58 pm

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herbK

June 29th, 2009
3:59 pm

Will is just a moron, he knows that. Good God almighty, don’t ridicule the little bas***d any more than necessary. Will is alright, just a dumbass.

herbK

June 29th, 2009
5:33 pm

Now listen, the two posts above are NOT from the authentic herbK K. Kornfeld. Jezus!!!!
I know I’m becoming a mediocre legend in due time, but for cryin’ out loud, don’t use my
name, bast**ds.

Billy Bob from cobb

June 30th, 2009
7:02 pm

Will is Max Cleland’s love child or maybe he is max.

cathy ga

June 30th, 2009
11:04 pm

I thank God for this ruling. THESE FIREFIGHTERS WORKED HARD AND DESERVE THE CHANCE FOR A PROMOTION. THIS IS AMERICA YOU KNOW!!!

Andy- Its all in the test

July 1st, 2009
7:23 am

When will we get to point in this nations history “when a mans skin color will become insignificant as his eye color” (Bob Marley) Race is socially constructed and is experienced physchologically. It is a type of warfare that impacts ones mind, body and income both negatively and positively depending on your genes. This court is doing a balancing act, It ruled the opposite in the University of Michigan State. Maybe pen and pencil tests are the problem we are in the 21st century we need to think about how we test people. We all know that pen and paper does not always determine all kinds intelligences. Someone might bring the testing style to the attention of the supreme court.