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Vitter Issues Statement on Supreme Court Discrimination Case

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Location: Washington, DC

Vitter Issues Statement on Supreme Court Discrimination Case

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on Ricci, et al. v. DeStefano, et al., which involved a discrimination issue in a New Haven, Connecticut. Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed the now court-overturned New Haven policy position as an appeals court judge.

"Judge Sotomayor's decision, which was reversed by the Supreme Court today, seems to suggest that racial discrimination can only happen in one direction. That's deeply troubling. It certainly suggests a broader philosophy - a belief in group rights over the individual. It goes along with her numerous comments that a wise-Latina judge would reach a better decision," said Vitter.

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