|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-556||7th Cir.||Nov 26, 2012||Jun 24, 2013||5-4||Alito||OT 2012|
Holding: An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act only if he is empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the victim.
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 24, 2013. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 10 2011||Application (11A192) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Aug 16 2011||Application (11A192) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until October 31, 2011.|
|Oct 31 2011||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 2, 2011)|
|Nov 15 2011||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 3, 2012.|
|Dec 13 2011||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 17, 2012.|
|Jan 17 2012||Brief of respondent Ball State University in opposition filed.|
|Jan 31 2012||Reply of petitioner Maetta Vance filed.|
|Feb 1 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2012.|
|Feb 21 2012||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 24 2012||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 4 2012||Supplemental brief of petitioner Maetta Vance filed.|
|Jun 5 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 21, 2012.|
|Jun 25 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 17 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 29, 2012.|
|Jul 17 2012||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 19, 2012.|
|Jul 26 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.|
|Aug 1 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Aug 29 2012||Joint appendix filed.|
|Aug 29 2012||Brief of petitioner Maetta Vance filed.|
|Sep 5 2012||Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of neither party filed.|
|Sep 5 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association and AARP filed.|
|Sep 5 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Partnership for Women & Families, et al. filed.|
|Sep 14 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, November 26, 2012.|
|Sep 14 2012||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 26 2012||Record from U.S.C.A. for 7th Circuit is electronic.|
|Sep 26 2012||The record from the U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Alabama is electronic.|
|Oct 19 2012||Brief of respondents Ball State University, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 25 2012||Brief amicus curiae of American Council on Education, et al. filed.|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of Society for Human Resource Management, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Retail Federation filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 13 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Nov 13 2012||Reply of petitioner Maetta Vance filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 26 2012||Argued. For petitioner: Daniel R. Ortiz, Charlottesville, Va. For United States, as amicus curiae: Sri Srinivasan, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 24 2013||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 26 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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