Fourteen firefighters of the ‘New Haven 20,’ whose reverse discrimination lawsuit was decided by the Supreme Court in June, were promoted Thursday after five years of legal wrangling.
Sotomayor had ruled against them in a controversial reverse-discrimination case. In Senate testimony Thursday, they vented their displeasure.
She'll face tough questioning, but even Republicans expect her to be confirmed.
She asked probing questions of each side in the reverse-discrimination suit. But the circuit court's 135-word summary order rubbed some the wrong way.
In a potentially influential case, white and Hispanic firefighters in New Haven, Conn., claim racial bias in promotion.
White firefighters in New Haven, Conn., say the city should have considered test results.