Issue: Whether Section 704(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 prohibits retaliation against a worker because of the worker’s statements: (1) only when the statements are made to
the worker’s own employer or to federal or
state anti-discrimination agencies (the rule in the Tenth and Fourth Circuits), or (2) also when the worker’s statements are
made to any other person (the rule in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits).
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the October 17 Conference. We do not expect any decisions on the merits but will report promptly on any orders. The Court's next Conference is scheduled for October 31. The November sitting begins November 3.