Republicans Defeat Bid To Trigger Ledbetter Vote

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost for the White House, U.S. Senate Republicans have temporarily thwarted Democrats' efforts to pass legislation aimed at overturning a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that hampered workers' ability to sue employers for pay discrimination.

Late Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) motion for a cloture vote on the measure known as the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was rejected after failing to gain majority support.

The cloture vote had been delayed till 6 p.m. to allow Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y) and Sen. Barack...
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