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West v. Gibson

Docket No.: 98-238
Argued: April 26, 1999
Decided: June 14, 1999

Topics:

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, Administrative Procedure, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Tort Claims, Title VII, equitable relief, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: West
Respondent: Gibson

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 137 F.3d 992
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 212 (1999)
Question:

Does the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission possess the legal authority to require federal agencies to pay compensatory damages when they discriminate in employment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

West v. Gibson
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 26, 1999

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for West, 4 vote(s) against

West v. Gibson
Case Documents

1Opinion in West v. Gibson
2Opinion in West v. Gibson
Additional documents for this case are pending review.