The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the white firefighters in the reverse discrimination case out of New Haven, Conn., overturning a decision joined by Judge Sonia Sotomayor when it was heard at the 2nd Circuit.
The 5-4 decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, available here, split along ideological lines. Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the opinion and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., and justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the dissent which was joined by justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, and Stephen Breyer.
Stay tuned to the National Law Journal for more coverage of the Supreme Court.