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Editor's Note :

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Peabody Western Coal Company

Petition for certiorari denied on October 3, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1080 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether the Secretary of the Interior is a “required party,” within the meaning of Rule 19(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to an action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a private employer, where the challenged conduct was undertaken pursuant to a federally approved mining lease between the employer and an Indian Tribe, but no federal agency is a party to the lease.

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