Judge Sonia Sotomayor sat on the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel in Ricci v. DeStefano, currently being considered by the high court. Just before oral argument last month, Sarah C. Crawford of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law published the post "High Court Considers New Haven, Connecticut Employment Test" at ACSblog. Considering Sotomayor's nomination and her role in the litigation, ACSblog wanted to offer readers another chance to understand the case certain to be highlighted over the coming weeks.
"HIGH COURT CONSIDERS NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT TEST"
(Originally published here on April 20, 2009.)
On April 22, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Ricci v. DeStefano, a case that examines the ability of employers to safeguard equal opportunity in employment testing. This important case marks the first time in decades that the Court will examine a public employer's consideration of race in hiring or promotions.