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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Niether have I - I didn't want my post to come across as if I was suggesting it. . . just being cautionary.
    Ok...

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

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/bu...21walmart.html

    Joseph M. Sellers, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he would pursue three routes: filing individual claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; slicing the giant class-action lawsuit into smaller ones that would have a better chance of advancement; and pursuing individual discrimination cases. “Instead of one case, this case will be splintered into many pieces,” he said in a call with reporters.

    Wal-Mart’s lawyers disputed Mr. Sellers’s interpretation of the Supreme Court’s ruling, but the plaintiffs’ counsel had already been studying how to pursue smaller cases.

    “One of the things we started a while ago doing is preparing and evaluating for a number of women filing charges with the E.E.O.C., probably individual charges, though some of them may be framed a little bit more broadly,” Mr. Sellers said in an interview. He plans to begin filing claims within one to two months, and might file up to several thousand of them, he added.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Wow...Im surprised I thought for sure they would hear this case...I dont know the facts about it...I dont have enough info to even have an opinion, except Im surprised they didnt take this case
    That's my opinion... It has the makings of a class action lawsuit, how could they say otherwise?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I'm disappointed, because this (quote below) points to the very real possibility of systematic discrimination.



    I'm also not surprised Scalia wrote the deciding opinion.



    Scalia: Women Don't Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination

    His opinion in this case, ignores the statistics I quoted in Ginsberg's dissent. The numbers are very compelling.

    It was disappointing that even if the suit had gone forward, the court agreed unanimously that they couldn't seek monetary damages, but it still would have been worth it to end inequities in Walmart's employment policies.
    Scalia says there probably is discrimination, but that isn't his problem... WTF. Saying the supreme court should stay out of discrimination, is an insane argument... What about segregation and Title 7.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I agree, Gina. I don't shop there now, and now I will shop there never.
    I am mad too, but I am more pissed off at the ****ing supreme court than anybody else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    But how can you take money from evil rich people and properly redistribute the wealth without big class action lawsuits??

    Think of the lawyers Maggie, they won't be able to buy those 4th homes and second yachts! You are sooo cruel.
    Stop turning this thread into class warfare ****... This really isn't a matter of the haves vs the have nots, it's about discrimination.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    33%??

    The national average for 'senior management' women is 15%.
    Proportion of women in senior management falls to 2004 levels

    Still looking for just 'management'.
    And that would have a been argument to should be made in court... I am not going to say Walmart is discriminating and getting away with it now, but I will complain that the court threw the case out before fairly determining if Walmart is discriminating. Scalia's attitude is that if sexism exists, then he doesn't give a **** and that isn't the right attitude somebody on the bench should have. That's my complaint.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Before you make a decision, how about more facts? What are we going to have now? Affirmative action for women on a class action basis? No. How about on the merits of the individual? How about ten women or a hundred women win individual suits and then look at the stats?



    Where's that trial? Oh, too small a payday for the attorneys. How about one step at a time?
    The reason people go into a class action lawsuit is because suing separately is more wasteful in terms of money and energy, and repayment in individual suits tends to be low in comparison to the hassle of filing them. Yeah, the attorney's have economic motive to bundle them together and file them... less time, more money, but we live in a capitalistic society, so why should we expect attorneys to professionally behave differently than everybody else in a capitalistic society?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, women can't manage ****, everyone knows this.


    OR, women with managerial experience are choosing other places to apply too. Numbers by themselves don't mean diddly squat. You have to prove that gender is a deciding factor.
    Again... arguments to be made in heard in the courtroom... oh wait.. The highest court doesn't give a **** about listening to the evidence one way or another. If they don't give a **** about this conversation and this debate, then why should we?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    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.
    I couldn't agree more... We are lucky we can vote with justices like him on the bench.

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