Alaska Loses Bid For Cert In Sovereign Immunity Case

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 8:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Alaska governor's office's bid to overturn a ruling that sovereign immunity does not shield states from discrimination actions, in a case that started in 1994 when former members of the governor's staff filed Title VII claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

On Monday, the nation's highest court denied the Office of Alaska Governor's Sept. 28 petition for certiorari.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit initially ruled that the EEOC was...
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