The Supreme Court has overturned one of Sonia Sotomayor's more talked-about rulings, siding with a group of white firefighters in a 5-4 decision on Ricci v. DeStefano.
Sotomayor had ruled against the firefighters, who filed suit after being denied promotions because an examination for advancement yielded no eligible black firefighters. This case was prime fodder for Sotomayor's opponents, who insinuated racism on her part before any of the "wise Latina" quote was stirred with Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh's criticism--before, in fact, Sotomayor was named as President Obama's nominee.
Sotomayor was on a three-judge panel that rejected the complaint in an appeals court.
The reversal of her decision will likely provide more fodder. More on the decision later today...
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