Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Lawrence R. Derr argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioners.
Carol A. Hewitt argued the cause and filed a brief for respondents.
Barry Sullivan argued the cause for the United States et al. as amici curiae urging affirmance. With him on the brief were Solicitor General McCree, Acting Assistant Attorney General Turner, Deputy Solicitor General Wallace, Walter W. Barnett, Neil H. Cogan, and Leroy D. Clark.*
Briefs of amici curiae were filed by Kenneth C. McGuiness, Robert E. Williams, and Douglas S. McDowell for the Equal Employment Advisory Council et al.; and by Lawrence Z. Lorber and Robin M. Schachter for the American Society for Personnel Administration.
Supreme Court of United States.
JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question presented is whether § 703 (h) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 257, 42 U. S. C. § 2000e-2 (h), restricts Title VII's prohibition of sex-based wage discrimination to claims of equal pay for equal work.
This case arises over the payment by petitioner County of Washington, Ore., of substantially lower wages to female
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