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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