Following the Supreme Court’s ruling for the plaintiffs in Ricci v. Destefano, (New Haven, Conn., firefighters employment discrimination suit), there has been considerable conjecture as to how it affects future litigation in hiring, promotion or employment issues. Additionally, the pundits have enjoyed a virtual field day concerning its possible effect on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings, inasmuch as she was a member of the three-judge appellate panel whose unanimous affirmation of the district court decision was overturned.
Supreme Court shouldn't consider 'right' and 'left'
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