Post-Kennedy Court Likely To Take Narrow View Of Title VII
By Braden Campbell (June 28, 2018, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A circuit split on whether Title VII's ban on workplace sex discrimination includes bias based on sexual orientation had civil rights advocates hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would declare that federal law protects gay workers, but Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement means that's a long shot, experts say.
Justice Kennedy's reputation as a swing voter derived largely from his siding with the high court's liberal wing on gay rights, most notably casting the deciding vote and authoring the opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
But attorneys say his successor may be more willing to toe the conservative...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!