Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the following cases:
Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, No. 17-1623: Whether discrimination against an employee because of sexual orientation constitutes prohibited employment discrimination “because of . . . sex” within the meaning of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2.
R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, No. 18-107: Whether Title VII prohibits discrimination against transgender people based on (1) their status as transgender or (2) sex stereotyping under Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U. S. 228 (1989).
Barton v. Barr, No. 18-725: Whether a lawfully admitted permanent resident who is not seeking admission to the United States can be “render[ed] . . . inadmissible” for the purposes of the stop-time rule, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(d)(1).
Citgo Asphalt Refining v. Frescati Shipping Co., No. 18-565: Whether under federal maritime law a safe berth clause in a voyage charter contract is a guarantee of a ship’s safety, as the Third Circuit below and the Second Circuit have held, or a duty of due diligence, as the Fifth Circuit has held.