Connecticut firefighters win court case in the Highest Court. Court rules for white firefighters over promotions - Yahoo! News Written tests are used in Europe to validate abilities, why not America? Because the ONLY reason is political correctness. Well the Supreme Court struck down Judge Sotomayor's ridiculous decision and put the burden of success on aptitude, not some notion of political correctness. The best and brightest should ALWAYS win out. That is what makes a great country.