Promotion day arrives for white Conn. firefighters

FILE - In this photo taken June 29, 2009, Frank Ricci, left, lead plaintiff in the the "New Haven 20" firefighter reverse discrimination case speaks to the media outside of Federal Court in New Haven, Conn. The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision 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. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

December 10, 2009 1:44:57 PM PST
A group of white firefighters who won a discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court received their promotion badges Thursday to cheers and whistles in an emotional ceremony that provided symbolic recognition of their victory.