Reaction to New Haven Firefighter Ruling

From NBC 30 come these videos:

John DeStefano reacts:
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/syndication?id=49450142&path=%2Fnews%2Flocal

Karen Torre, attorney for the firefighters:
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/syndication?id=49449472&path=%2Fnews%2Flocal

I am not convinced, despite the spin coming out now, that this really hurts Sonia Sotomayor’s chances of becoming a Supreme Court justice. It was, after all, a 5-4 decision, and the justice she would be replacing made the same decision as she did.

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One response to “Reaction to New Haven Firefighter Ruling

  1. John DeStefano was absolutely shredded by the Alito concurrence, and rightfully so. Read it — it ain’t pretty:

    http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/07-1428.pdf

    Also, while I agree that this case won’t have an impact on Sotomayor’s nomination, all of the judges agreed that summary judgment — the lower court’s holding, affirmed by Sotomayor — was grossly inappropriate.

    New Haven broke the law, period.

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