By The Content Of Their Character
June 29, 2009 8:28 PM Subscribe
posted by Law Talkin' Guy (89 comments total)
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Today, on the last day of this year's term, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion
, the latest in the Court's line of decisions on Title VII
and the role of race in employment decisions. The famous case centers on white firefighters' claims of race discrimination
following the town of New Haven's decision to scuttle a promotion exam
after white test takers performed disproportionately better than black firefighters.
The case has been covered extensively in blogs
and the mainstream
media. In addition to the high-stakes questions at issue in the case itself, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sat
on the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that summarily decided
the case at the intermediate appellate level.