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Smith v. City of Jackson, Miss.

Docket No.: 03-1160
Certiorari Granted: Mar 29 2004
Argued: November 3, 2004
Decided: March 30, 2005

Topics:

Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA), Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Fourth Amendment, Indians, Labor Department, Natural Resources, Privacy Act, Sixth Amendment, Title VII, age discrimination, disparate impact, disparate treatment, equitable relief, habeas, habeas corpus, pension plan, probable cause, qualified immunity, racial discrimination, sex discrimination, stare decisis

PartyNames: Azel P. Smith, et al. v. City of Jackson, Mississippi, et al.
Petitioner: Azel P. Smith, et al.
Respondent: City of Jackson, Mississippi, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 351 F3d 183
Supreme Court Docket

Azel P. Smith, et al.
v.
City of Jackson, Mississippi, et al.
544 U.S. 228 (2005)
Question Presented:

Should this Court grant certiorari to resolve the five-to-three circuit conflict over whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?

Question:

Can a disparate impact claim - a claim alleging unintentional discrimination - be made under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)?

Smith v. City of Jackson, Miss.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 3, 2004

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for City of Jackson, Miss., 3 vote(s) against
Vote: 8-0
Recused: Chief Justice Robert
Opinion By:
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