'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The Supreme Court blocked the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history on Monday, siding with Wal-Mart and against up to 1.6 million female workers in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation's other huge companies, too.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by female Wal-Mart employees that could determine the fate of what has been described as the largest class-action sex-discrimination claim in U.S. history — one that seeks billions of dollars in back pay from the giant retailer.
High school booster clubs take note: Uncle Sam may start checking the books to see that the boys and the girls get the same cut.
"It is unconscionable that House Speaker [John] Boehner would shut down the government -- and cause economic harm to millions -- to advance an extreme ideological agenda: preventing women from obtaining essential health care, including birth control, Pap tests, and breast cancer screenings," Marcia D. Greenberger of the National Women's Law Center said Friday.
"The stakes in Wal-mart v. Dukes could not be higher," Ms. Greenberger said.