Texas Slams EEOC Over 'Felon-Hiring Rule'

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The state of Texas fired back Tuesday at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's effort to nix the state's lawsuit challenging the agency's guidance on using criminal background checks in hiring, saying the EEOC wants “to have their cake and eat it too.”

The agency lodged a motion to dismiss the state's Texas federal court lawsuit in January, asserting that the court lacks jurisdiction to review the guidance and that the timing of the litigation presented insurmountable problems for the state's case.

But in its response...
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Case Information

Case Title

State of Texas v. EEOC et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedure Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Sam R Cummings

Date Filed

November 4, 2013

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