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Circuit City v. Adams

Docket No.: 99-1379
Argued: November 6, 2000
Decided: March 21, 2001

Topics:

9 U.S.C. 1, Unions, ADA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Arbitration, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Commerce Clause, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, First Amendment, Labor Management Relations Act, NLRA, National Labor Relations Act, Title VII, age discrimination

Petitioner: Circuit City
Respondent: Adams

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 194 F.3d 1070
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 105 (2001)
Question:

Does the Federal Arbitration Act, which excludes "contracts of employment of seamen, railroad employees, or any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce" from the Act's coverage, apply to employment contracts?

Circuit City v. Adams
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 06, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Circuit City, 4 vote(s) against
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