Frank Ricci to Testify Against Sotomayor

July 09, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

The firefighter/plaintiff of the New Haven, Conn., affirmative action case is on the minority’s witness list for next week’s hearings on Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. If nothing else, it’ll set up a TV-friendly “battle” with the nominee. And it marks a change from June, when Ricci’s attorney refused to say what her client thought of Sotomayor.

The full Republican list, annotated with that person’s special area of interest:

*Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity (labor, affirmative action)

*Sandy Froman, Esq., Former President, National Rifle Association of America (guns)

*Dr. Stephen Halbrook, Attorney (guns)

*Tim Jeffries, Founder, P7 Enterprises

*Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (affirmative action)

*David Kopel, Esq., Independence Institute (guns)

*John McGinnis, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law (affirmative action)

*Neomi Rao, Professor, George Mason University School of Law (Constitutional law)

*Frank Ricci, Director of Fire Services, ConnectiCOSH (Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health) (affirmative action)

*David Rivkin, Esq., Partner, Baker Hostetler (presidential power)

*Nick Rosenkranz, Professor, Georgetown University School of Law (presidential power)

*Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University School of Law (Constitutional law)

*Lieutenant Ben Vargas, New Haven Fire Department (affirmative action)

*Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life (pro-life)

The presence of only one pro-life activist on the list is striking.