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Supreme Court Opinions

Published by on January 22, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions on January 21, 2009, that have employment/labor law implications.  Additional case information can be found on SCOTUS blog. In Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, the Court held that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 does not preclude the filing of a separate action for alleged unconstitutional […]

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions on January 21, 2009, that have employment/labor law implications.  Additional case information can be found on SCOTUS blog.

In Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, the Court held that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 does not preclude the filing of a separate action for alleged unconstitutional gender discrimination in schools.  Justice Alito wrote the opinion for a unanimous Court. The opinion is here.

In Locke v. Karass, the Court held that public sector unions may use non-member agency fees for litigation expenses outside the bargaining unit.  The opinion is here.

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