No. 15-15030.

859 F.3d 1168 (2017)

John GUIDO; Dennis Rankin, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. MOUNT LEMMON FIRE DISTRICT, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed June 19, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Shannon Giles (argued) and Don Awerkamp , Awerkamp & Bonilla P.L.C., Tucson, Arizona, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Jeffrey C. Matura (argued) and Amanda J. Taylor , Graif Barrett & Matura P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, for Defendant-Appellee.

Anne Noel Occhialino (argued), Attorney; Jennifer S. Goldstein , Associate General Counsel; P. David Lopez , General Counsel; Office of General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.; for Amicus Curiae Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Before: Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Ronald M. Gould, and Milan D. Smith, Jr., Circuit Judges.


We must decide whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 applies to a political subdivision of Arizona.


John Guido and Dennis Rankin were both hired in 2000 by Mount Lemmon Fire District, a political subdivision of the State of Arizona. Guido and Rankin served as full...

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