Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Legislation Sparked by a Supreme Court in Denial

Exhibit A in Painting Court as Too Far Right

By Robert Barnes Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 5, 2007; A19

Lilly Ledbetter's pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court raised no constitutional quandaries and never received much attention.

Until it was decided.

Since the court ruled 5 to 4 that her suit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber was filed too late and that she was not entitled to the hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded to her by a federal judge and jury, Democrats and legal groups on the left have done their best to make Ledbetter a cause celebre.

. . . Three Democratic presidential candidates have signed on to Senate legislation that would overturn the court's decision. The House already has acted, approving the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on July 31. The American Bar Association passed a resolution supporting Ledbetter and the legislation at its convention last month. . .

. . . Jason Straczewski, director of employment and labor policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, added: "Essentially, this legislation would open the door to lawsuits that employers cannot defend."

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Lawsuits that employers cannot defend are caused by inconsistencies that employers cannot defend.

Does someone have a problem understanding that?


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