WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans plan to call a white firefighter
whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Supreme Court
nominee Sonia Sotomayor to testify against her.
New Haven, Conn. firefighter Frank Ricci brought a lawsuit
challenging his city's decision to scrap the results of a promotion
test because too few minorities scored highly enough to qualify.
He's one of 14 witnesses Republicans will call during Senate
hearings on Sotomayor's confirmation that open Monday.
Sotomayor was part of an appellate court panel that rejected
Ricci's claim. The Supreme Court reversed the ruling last week.
Democrats' witnesses include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,
former FBI Director Louis Freeh, and former Major League Baseball
pitcher David Cone.