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Business loves discrimination!


I am so amazingly angry at the Supreme Court's ruling that victims of discrimination have only 6 months to file a suit. The arguments against this are based in reality, whereas the Court's refutation is strictly literal and very tunnel-vision, IMHO. I mean, it's not like your employer is going to say, hey, I'm going to go ahead and cheat you out of fair pay, so you've got 6 months to get yourself prepared. And the business community's cry of "we don't want to pay for past mistakes" is amazing cowardice and stupidity. I hope Congress will take the minority opinion's advice and change these laws to protect the victims, not the perpetrators.

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jbriggs
May. 30th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
I agree. That was a total WTF? ruling.
esprix
May. 31st, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming this is what the conservatives wanted in a right-leaning SCOTUS - a court that would interpret the laws literally rather than ocassionally making sense. But strictly legally speaking, they're right - the suit was filed under federal civil rights laws, which have a 180-day limit. It makes absolutely no sense, of course, but there it is. Hooray for ineffectual laws! :/
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