You can read what the two discriminated-against firemen had to say here
. (Vargas`s testimony is toward the bottom here
It sure would have been better theatre to have plain-spoken witnesses like these guys testify first before the Senators and Sotomayor plunged into the legalistic thickets.
And here`s today cross-examination
of Sotomayor by Sen. Kyl, who pretty much comes out and chants liar-liar-pants-on-fire over Sotomayor`s claim that she was just following precedent in trying to deep-six Ricci. "What precedent?"
Kyl aks repeatedly and never gets a satisfactory response.
There`s so many weird customs here that apparently preclude asking obvious questions like, "Judge Sotomayor, on Ricci, you say you were bound by precedent as a non-Supreme Court judge. But now you want to be a Supreme Court Justice. How would you have voted on Ricci as a Supreme Court Justice and why?"