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Supreme Court Returns

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Supreme Court Returns

Supreme Court Returns

Supreme Court Returns

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Nina Totenberg previews the annual Supreme Court term, which begins today. The most prominent case is a race discrimination suit brought by a white teacher against a New Jersey school district. If the Justices uphold a lower court decision in favor of that teacher, then voluntary affirmative action programs across the country aimed at creating a racially diverse workforce would be invalidated. Other cases already on the calendar include: a case testing when a school is responsible for the sexual harassment of one student by another... and a case testing whether the federal law which prohibits sexual harassment applies to members of the same sex.

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