Opinion

Commentary: Sotomayor biased? It's a bogus charge

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was on an appeals court that OK'd the city of New Haven's decision to throw out the results of an exam in which white firefighters scored higher than African American firefighters and all but one Latino.

White firefighters and their single Latino colleague appealed, and the Supreme Court overturned the ruling. Sotomayor's critics say her decision in the case proves she is biased and unfit for the highest court in the land.

Nonsense. At its heart, the New Haven lawsuit was about the validity of a highly questionable written test.

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