The case is about New Haven's decision to scrap results for a promotion exam because too few minorities passed.
A group now known as the "New Haven 20" -- the 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who were not promoted –- sued the city.
As an appellate judge, Sotomayor sided with the city of New Haven.
According to the New York Law Journal.
Judge Sotomayor and her fellow panelists Robert D. Sack and Rosemary S. Pooler first issued a summary order affirming Judge Janet Arterton and then withdrew it, replacing it only with a terse, one-page opinion praising the judge's "thorough, thoughtful and well-reasoned opinion.”