SCOTUScast 4-25-08 featuring Richard Epstein

Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

April 25, 2008

Richard A. Epstein

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 SCOTUScast 4-25-08 featuring Richard Epstein - MP3
Running Time: 00:10:05

Bio for Richard Epstein

On April 21, 2008, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture.  The case asks whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and in particular the “class-of-one” doctrine, extends to public employment decisions, prohibiting a government employer from intentionally treating an employee differently from similarly situated employees when it has no rational basis to do so.  Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School discusses the case. 

 

Oral Argument - April 21, 2008:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/07-474.pdf


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