U.S. Supreme Court
The issue is whether an employer can be held liable based on potentially unlawful intent of officials who caused or influenced but did not make the ultimate employment decision. The employee asserted that he was fired based on his association with the military. The Seventh Circuit held that no reasonable jury could have concluded that the plaintiff was fired because he was a member of the military.
Status: DECIDED. Amicus brief filed 9/8/10. Oral argument set for 11/2/10. Court found in favor of the plaintiff on 3/1/11.