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  • Firefighters victims of discrimination

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court ruled today that white firefighters who lost promotions in New Haven, Conn., were victims of illegal racial discrimination, with the court holding that employers should not rely on "raw racial statistics" to set......
  • Judge Sonia: Orrin Hatch hears rumors

     
    After a long, thoughtful back-and-forth about the New Haven firefighters' discrimination case, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) offered this closing sentiment on its lead plaintiff, Frank Ricci: "There's a rumor that People for the American Way, that these...
  • Judge Sonia: Herb Kohl gets no respect

     
    After Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) led off in the questioning of Judge Sonia Sotomayor focusing on her infamous "wise Latina" comment and her opinion on the contentious New Haven firefighter and Washington, D.C., gun......
  • Judge Sonia: Ethnicity as theme, and battleground

     
    The question was never whether, but always how, ethnicity would come up. The answer is that the emotional implications of ethnicity have threaded their way through the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The first African-American president,...
  • Sotomayor: Sessions comes out swinging

     
    by James Oliphant Much of the speculation surrounding the Sotomayor hearings has centered on the role that will be played by Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee. This is Sessions' first confirmation hearing of any kind......
  • Is Sonia Sotomayor a reverse racist?

     
    I wrote about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor???s local ties for today's print edition, and I???ve already taken some heat in e-mails and posted comments for writing ???fluff??? and avoiding the issue of her avoiding the issues during her...
  • Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant and David E. Savage and updated at 5 pm. Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in......
  • Supreme Court: Chicago firefighters up

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court plunged back today into the legal fight over firefighters, test scores and accusations of racial discrimination, this time to decide when the disappointed candidates must file a lawsuit. At issue is whether the......
  • Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment

     Controversial Judge, Suspended In 2009 After Racially Charged Rant, Seeks Reappointment
    Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa R. Cofield — who in recent years has served two disciplinary suspensions, one for 240 days after hurling racially charged taunts at a black state trooper during her October 2008 drunken-driving arrest — has...
  • Red-Light Cameras, Red-Hot Debate

    Last week some Democratic office-holders including the maor of New Haven, re-launched the annual and so-far-unsuccessful legislative push to legalize red-light enforcement cameras in Connecticut. That sparked now-familiar arguments pro (saving lives,...
  • Massacre Puts Spotlight On Law To Seize Guns From Mentally Unstable

    Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness: —A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...