I am happy to announce that the “quota requirement” debacle, faced by a group of New Haven, CT. firefighters, was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote. Sonia Sotomayor’s joint decision (three-judge panel) had expressed that the city of New Haven was simply trying to fulfill its obligations under federal law when confronted with the test results that had a disproportionate racial impact. ASIDE: One of the firefighters was dyslexic and, after intensive studying, received high marks on one of the exams. So much for her controversial “WISE LATINA WOMAN” comment (October 26, 2001). Let me repeat myself…Lady Justice is a sword toting, scale bearing, blind-folded symbol of fair and equal justice. This has got to be a 24-7 commitment for all races and creeds! I am finding it difficult to understand how any judge, with the bench experience of Sonia Sotomayor, doesn’t get the importance of blind justice. Oh sure, President Obama wants empathy, but she should know better. Scarier yet is the voting results of the Supreme Court. Four of the justices were actually doing double duty during the session…trying to support Sotomayor’s verdict while trying to condone their lame stance. If we replace “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” with “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME” now…it leaves the door open for “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR NONE” eventually.
Note: Justice is the plumbline for the "crooked".
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 7-02-09