Gregory v. Ashcroft
United States Supreme Court
501 U.S. 452 (1991)
Judge Ellis Gregory Jr. and several other Missouri state judges (plaintiffs) sued the State of Missouri (defendant), seeking a declaration that a provision of the Missouri constitution imposing a mandatory retirement age of 70 years for state judges violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-34. The trial court dismissed the lawsuit, finding that judges were not included within the definition of employees under the ADEA. The state judges appealed, and the court of appeals affirmed. The state judges then petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Connor, J.)
Concurrence (White, J.)
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