Unbelievably four SCOTUS "judges" voted in favor of racism. Of course it was the four leftist judges supporting racism. And, there is no such thing as "reverse racism", or "reverse discrimination", these are idiotic PC terms that are only used to imply that racism and discrimination are white phenomena, everything else is something different.
Racism is racism, period.
US Supreme Court overturns nominee Sonia Sotomayor's ruling on white firemen...
The US Supreme Court has ruled that white firemen were unreasonably denied promotions, overturning an appeals ruling made by high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and providing ammunition to opponents who see as her too liberal.
In the 5-4 ruling, the court ordered the city of New Haven, Connecticut, to reinstate the results of a test in which only 14 white and one Hispanic firemen - who later became the plaintiffs in the case - scored high enough to be promoted to lieutenant or captain.
The city had scrapped the tests taken in 2003 when no black firefighters scored high enough to be promoted, arguing that the exams must have been fundamentally flawed.
However, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, said that New Haven had provided no evidence of such flaws or of alternative exams that would have been fairer to all ethnic groups.
"All the evidence demonstrates that the city rejected the test results because the higher scoring candidates were white," the assenting justices said in their decision.
"Without some other justification, this express, race-based decision-making is prohibited," it added.
Mrs Sotomayor was last year one of three judges in a New York district appeals court that upheld New Haven's decision to throw out the firefighters' test results.
The decision could feature prominently in next month's Senate confirmation hearings for Mrs Sotomayor, who is due to replace retiring justice and fellow liberal David Souter, who was one of the four judges who voted against reinstating the Connecticut test results.
She is the first Supreme Court judge selected by President Barack Obama and would be the first Hispanic justice if confirmed.
The dissenting justices said the decision "pretends that the city rejected the test results solely because the higher-scoring candidates were white. That ignores substantial evidence of multiple flaws in the tests New Haven used.
"By order of this court, New Haven, a city in which African-Americans and Hispanics account for nearly 60 per cent of the population, must today be served - as it was in the days of undisguised discrimination - by a fire department in which members of racial and ethnic minorities are rarely seen in command positions," the dissenting opinion said.
Civil rights groups and other experts said the ruling in the closely watched case could affect promotion policies for employers nationwide, many of which operate under "affirmative action" programmes designed decades ago to foster diversity and redress past bias.
"This decision will change the landscape of civil rights law," said Fordham University law professor Sheila Foster. Other legal experts said the ruling rolled back 25 years of precedent.
Conservative critics quickly seized on the decision to demonstrate that Mrs Sotomayor was "out of sync" with mainstream legal thinking.
Opinion polls have, however, showed strong support for Mrs Sotomayor's nomination, and it remains uncertain how much opposition critics will mount when Senate confirmation hearings start on July 13.
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