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CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries

Docket No.: 06-1431
Certiorari Granted: 9/25/2007
Argued: February 20, 2008
Decided: May 27, 2008

Topics:

Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1981), Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Education Amendments of 1972, Fair Labor Standards Act, First Amendment, Title VII, habeas, racial discrimination, retaliation, sex discrimination, stare decisis

PartyNames: CBOCS West, Inc. v. Hedrick G. Humphries
Petitioner: CBOCS West, Inc.
Respondent: Hedrick G. Humphries

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 474 F3d 387
Supreme Court Docket

CBOCS West, Inc.
v.
Hedrick G. Humphries
553 U.S. 442 (2008)
Question Presented:

Is a race retaliation claim cognizable under 42 U.S.C. 1981?

Question:

May a worker sue his employer for retaliation under the Civil Rights Act of 1866?

Note:

EXPEDITED BRIEFING SCHEDULE

Holding: AFFIRMED
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Humphries, 2 vote(s) against
Vote: 7-2
Majority: Breyer, Chief Justice Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Alito
Dissenting: Thomas,Scalia
Opinion By:
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