Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case

Will let lower courts come to a clear decision first.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a discrimination case on Monday. In 2016, Matthew Woods, a lawyer in Seattle, applied for a job at the Union Gospel Mission legal-aid clinic where he had interned, but the nonprofit said they would not hire him because he identifies as bisexual. Mr. Woods sued the organization and was initially dismissed by the state court, but the Washington Supreme Court reversed the ruling, allowing the case to continue.

Supreme Court justices declined to hear the case since the case has not yet been closed. “The Washington Supreme Court’s decision may warrant our review in the future, but threshold issues would make it difficult for us to review this case in this posture,” Justice Alito wrote in his opinion, which was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Supreme Court justices as they determine which cases are appropriate to hear and when.
  • For wisdom for the justices as they deliberate the oral arguments of the cases before them.
  • For the Washington state supreme court as the case is resolved in that jurisdiction.

Sources: The Hill, SCOTUSBlog


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