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Arbaugh v. Y & H Corp.

Docket No.: 04-944
Certiorari Granted: May 16 2005
Argued: January 11, 2006
Decided: February 20, 2006

Topic:

Civil Rights

PartyNames: Jenifer Arbaugh v. Y & H Corporation, dba The Moonlight Cafe
Petitioner: Jenifer Arbaugh
Respondent: Y & H Corporation, dba The Moonlight Cafe

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Jenifer Arbaugh
v.
Y & H Corporation, dba The Moonlight Cafe
546 U.S. 500 (2006)
Question Presented:

Section 701(b) of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies the Title VII prohibition against employment discrimination to employers with fifteen or more employees. Does this provision limit the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts, or does it only raise an issue going to the merits of a Title VII claim?

Question:

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applied the prohibition of employment discrimination to employers with fifteen or more employees. Did this limit federal courts' subject matter jurisdiction, or did it only raise an issue going to the merits of a Title VII claim?

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 8-0
Recused: Alito
Opinion By:
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