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Obama Supreme Court nominee overruled by Supreme Court, again
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
In a victory for individual rights, the Supreme Court Monday announced it is throwing out a decision by Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who ruled the city of New Haven, Conn. could deny several firefighters promotions because the racially-neutral test they passed did not produce politically correct results, and it could theoretically result in lawsuits from special interest groups.
Sotomayor, who has now been overruled by the Supreme Court a surprising seven times, was nominated by Obama to fill the seat soon to be vacated by the retiring Justice David Souter. In three of those cases, the Court ruled Sotomayor erred in her statutory interpretation.