I think the most concerning thing is that President Obama's nominee for the open Supreme Court position, Judge Sotomayor, ruled against the firefighters when the case was before the appellate court. The Republicans don't have enough votes to stop her confirmation so she will likely be confirmed to a lifetime appointment.
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555