Los Angeles Times

Attorney Karen Torre With Client Frank Ricci

This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows, from left, attorney Karen Torre with her client Frank Ricci, lead plaintiff in the " New Haven 20" firefighter reverse discrimination case, speaking to the media on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in New Haven, Conn. Monday, June 29, 2009, the Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.BRAD HORRIGAN / NEW HAVEN REGISTER