Dec 10, 2009

Promotion day arrives for white Conn. firefighters

Promotion day arrives for white Conn. firefighters - Nation Wire - SunHerald.com

A group of white firefighters who persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to sanction their promotions over black colleagues are receiving their new badges Thursday in a ceremony that provides symbolic recognition of their victory.


The high court ruled in June that New Haven officials violated white firefighters' civil rights when they threw out 2003 test results in which too few minorities did well.

The case became an issue in confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who ruled against the white firefighters when she served on a federal appeals court.

So glad the guys who earned the promotion finally received it.

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