Category Archives: OT 2019

Opening the Supreme Court’s New Term

Last Monday, the Supreme Court began its 2019-2020 term. Early in its history, the Court typically had two annual sessions with various starting dates, but since 1917, Congress has set the first Monday of October as the opening of the Court’s annual term. In 1978, a play that imagined the first woman appointed to the … Continue reading Opening the Supreme Court’s New Term

Title VII’s Day at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today hears two cases that consider whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace and a third case that considers whether Title VII prohibits discrimination against transgender people. Bostock v. Clayton County involves a man who was fired from his job as a child … Continue reading Title VII’s Day at the Supreme Court