New Haven’s Vargas and Ricci Testify in Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings

New Haven Lieutenants Ricci and Vargas have testified in Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings. If you have been following along, the entire case hits home in nearly every fire department across the Nation.

Most firefighters don’t take promotions lightly. Vargas and Ricci both described what they went through during the studying process. I for one don’t study much for promotions. I know what I know and I usually come out above average. It works for me. However, firefighters put a lot of time into preparing for testing. To have it thrown out for any reason is a slap in the face.

I know these firefighters are already contemplating the use of this ruling for their benefit. I hope for certain reform in the shenanigans of promotional processes due to this ruling. After all, firefighters just want a fair chance.