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The Supreme Court's ADEA Cases: How will the Nine Grapple with a Graying Workforce in the Wake of Ledbetter?

By Alan Smith
July 03, 2008
The Supreme Court heard fi ve age discrimination cases this term which will have a signifi cant impact on employment law. Of special interest in these cases is whether the Roberts Court will apply its allegedly pro-business/pro-employer jurisprudence in the ADEA context. Not all of the High Court’s recent decisions have pleased Congress, particularly the House, which has shown a keen interest in remedying some of the Court’s allegedly anti-worker decisions. Depending on the outcome of this term’s cases, Congress may be weighing in shortly with its opinion of the Court’s decisions....