The Supreme Court was being asked to decide whether there was a continued need for special treatment for minorities, or whether enough progress has been made to make existing laws obsolete, especially in a political atmosphere in which an African-American occupies the White HouseThis activist wing decided to write new law from the bench. A decision that, can you believe it, is supported by conservatives across the country who have been belly aching for years about, you guessed it, activist judges legislating from the bench.
And to be clear, Justice Souter, the one Sotomayor will be replacing, sided with the nominee and signed on to the dissenting opinion.
In a dissent read from the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg questioned the fairness of the test, which was 60 percent written and 40 percent oral.It is no wonder that the Republican party and Conservatives in general are out of control and out of power. They have abandoned some of the basic tenets of their fight and have simply gone with gut instincts. That means we get to find out who they really are. Its no wonder they lost.
"Relying so heavily on pencil-and-paper exams to select firefighters is a dubious practice," Ginsburg said, calling the majority ruling "troubling."
"Congress endeavored to promote equal opportunity in fact, and not simply in form. The damage today's decision does to that objective is untold," she said.
Look for confirmation of Nominee Sotomayor by Labor Day!