No. 00-1853.

534 U.S. 506 (2002)

122 S.Ct. 992

152 L.Ed.2d 1


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 26, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Harold I. Goodman argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Jeffrey P. Minear argued the cause for the United States et al. as amici curiae urging reversal. On the brief were Solicitor General Olson, Assistant Attorney General Boyd, Deputy Solicitor General Clement, Patricia A. Millett, and Philip B. Sklover.

Lauren Reiter Brody argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief was Frances Kulka Browne.*

Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice Thomas, delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether a complaint in an employment discrimination lawsuit must contain specific facts establishing a prima facie case of discrimination under the framework set forth by this Court in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973). We hold that an employment discrimination complaint need...

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