Sotomayor as far as i'm concerned is a racist. WTF? A wise latina woman can make better decisions than a white male? Evil white males can't possibly be empathetic because they're white? This is bull shit, and Sotomayor is a racist for sayin her wise latina comment.
Also, about the fire fighter case the law is equal protection, period. The law does NOT say, equal protection except for when you want to make up for stuff from 200 years ago. Judges are supposed to rule on the written law and their own feelings are not written law.