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City of New Haven v. Briscoe, Cato Legal Briefs

City of New Haven v. Briscoe, Cato Legal Briefs

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No. 11-1024
 
In the Supreme Court of the United States
 __________ 
C
ITY OF
N
EW
H
 AVEN
 
 Petitioner
,v.M
ICHAEL
B
RISCOE
,
Respondent.
 
 __________ On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to theU.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit __________ 
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
CATO INSTITUTEIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
 __________ 
I
LYA 
S
HAPIRO
 
Counsel of Record
T
HOMAS
B
 AKER
 C
 ATO
I
NSTITUTE
 1000 Mass. Ave., NWWashington, DC 20001(202) 842-0200ishapiro@cato.orgM
 ARK 
R.
 
S
IGMON
 G
RAEBE
H
 ANNA 
&
 
W
ELBORN
,
 
PLLC4350 Lassiter atNorth Hills Ave.,Suite 375Raleigh, NC 27609(919) 863-9094
Counsel for
 Amicus Curiae
 
i
 
QUESTION PRESENTED
May a lower court entertain a Title VII disparate-impact claim when this Court explicitly specified thatthe actions at issue would not subject the Petitionerto liability because they were taken to avoid a Title VII disparate–treatment claim?
 
ii
TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
QUESTION PRESENTED..........................................iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES......................................iii
 
INTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
................................1STATEMENT OF THE CASE....................................1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT....................................3
 
 ARGUMENT...............................................................3
 
TITLE VII IS COMPLEX AND ONEROUSENOUGH FOR EMPLOYERS SUCH THATTHEY SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR ABIDING BY COURT ORDERS...........................3CONCLUSION...........................................................4
 

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