Jun 292009

There’s been a lot of buzz in the #tlot and #tcot tags on Twitter about the latest SCOTUS ruling. In Ricci v. DeStefano, the Supreme Court court overruled a decision that nominee Sonya Sotomayor contributed to.

“New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.”

I tend to agree that this decision rightly overturned an abuse of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that amounted to reverse discrimination. However, as far as I know libertarians don’t care much for this misnamed (in their view) law (c.f., “Civil Rights Act” search at LewRockwell.com). Continue reading »