Jurisdiction Steals Focus In High Court Age Bias Case

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term Monday with oral arguments in a case over whether state and local government workers can bypass the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by bringing constitutional age discrimination claims, but much of the discussion centered on jurisdictional issues.

The justices heard arguments in the case that asked the high court to review a Seventh Circuit ruling that had created a circuit split by holding that state workers can directly sue for age discrimination under the equal protection clause, which...
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