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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I'm still scratching my head over Justice Scalia's commentary on discrimination as "required" or "prohibited" under the Constitution. I know the 15th and 19th Amendments are about voting rights, but my goodness!

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    There's your Constitutional basis for non-discrimination against the sexes right there!!
    I found his comments very discomforting. I know he was asked a specific question, but I'm very troubled that he finds no protection for women in the constitution. Even if, as you are saying, there is it is in another amendment. He should have mentioned that.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Gina,

    Exactly! As soon as I read that quote my first thought was, "Really? The Constititution says nothing about non-discrimation based on sex?" I didn't even have to do search on that one to know the man was lying through his teeth!

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I'm still scratching my head over Justice Scalia's commentary on discrimination as "required" or "prohibited" under the Constitution. I know the 15th and 19th Amendments are about voting rights, but my goodness!

    Justice Scalia in his deciding opinion:



    Rephrased, the Constitution does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

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    There's your Constitutional basis for non-discrimination against the sexes right there!!
    Wow... what a disgusting opinion by a right leaning court...

    Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that.
    So the Constitution doesn't prohibit discrimination? Seriously? Wow... the opinion is disturbing on multiple levels and just goes along with the "women as property" meme that seems to be pervading the right-wing these days.

    I noticed that all the women justices cast dissenting opinions. I wonder how much this corporate friendly decision cost the Koch Brothers?
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    Scalia is dangerous. More so because he is twins.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    All I can say is Justice Scalia just set Woman's Sufferage back 90+ years!

    Amazing...absolutely amazing.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Scalia is dangerous. More so because he is twins.
    The current makeup of the court is dangerous.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Maybe it is time to look at the ERA again?

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    The current makeup of the court is dangerous.
    Of course it is. In far too many ways we are repeating the decade of the 1850's where the politicians brought us to national crisis and the Supreme Court greased the skids so that the process would be accelerated.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    IMO, looking at statistics can be a poor way to determine discrimination. When I was working the Public Relations division was made up of all females. So was the administrative assistant positions throughout. In the hiring did they discriminate against a male? Or did they hire the best qualified for the position? I think they hired the best qualified.
    I was asked about 30 years ago why we had no female fire management officers. My response was there was none qualified at the time that applied. We did have some female engine bosses. With more experience some of them would most likely make good fire management officers. It takes education and experience in to rise to the top.

    IMO, the split SC decision is sound.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Yes, they can, but it shouldn't be, not with the statistics as they were noted by Justice Ginsberg. It's more than a store here and there. Women make up 70% of the hourly work force, but only 33% of management? Something doesn't add up here.
    Statistics can be misleading. There can be, and probably are, some very compelling reasons that the percetages are lopsided. In my experience, most of the front end workers (including front end managers) are rather uneducated women that I can't imagine any company promoting to higher management.

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