DC Circ. Gives DOJ Worker Another Shot At Race Bias Suit

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday revived an African American U.S. Department of Justice employee's race discrimination suit, finding he should have been allowed to take discovery for one of the seven instances in which he alleged he was wrongly passed over for promotion.

In their opinion, the three judges on the panel all agreed that the district court erred in denying Timothy Jeffries' request for discovery regarding the first incident he pointed to in his Title VII case after the DOJ moved for judgment on the pleadings or summary judgment.

However, U.S. Circuit Judge Cornelia T.L. Pillard wrote separately, saying that...

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