Monday, November 26, 2012
Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS today hears Vance v. Ball State University
The question is, who is a supervisor? Here is how SCOTUSBlog's Lyle Denniston's lengthy argument preview begins:
At 11 a.m. [this] Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on a case seeking a clear definition of who is a workplace supervisor, under federal anti-discrimination law. The case is Vance v. Ball State University (docket 11-556). Arguing for kitchen employee Maetta Vance will be Daniel R. Ortiz of Charlottesville, Virginia, a University of Virginia law professor. He will have twenty-five minutes at the lectern. Arguing for Ball State University, and also with twenty-five minutes of time, will be Gregory G. Garre of the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins. Arguing between them with ten minutes of time will be Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Sri Srinivasan. The government supports Vance’s argument about who is a supervisor, but argues that Vance herself does not qualify to make that argument.The case link above leads to all the documents.
This morning Nini Totenberg of NPR featured the case in a story titled "Supreme Court To Look At Who Is A 'Supervisor' In Harassment Cases."
Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 26, 2012 09:08 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions