Sotomayor's Most Controversial Decision Highlights Civil Rights Conflict

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:49 am May 29, 2009

Underlying Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s most controversial decision — her vote last year against 18 white firefighters (including one Hispanic) who were denied promotions on account of their race — is a painful conflict between two civil-rights principles that were once seen as complementary.

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