State Governments Sue The Federal Government For Alleged Misdeeds In Implementation Of New Anti-Discrimination Statutes
Different United States state governments joined hands in suing several federal government entities and officials after they purportedly overstepped their boundaries in enforcing their authority over different state government functions regarding new federal level anti-discrimination regulations.
The State of Tennessee, et al. v. United States Department of Education
Leading the case is Tenessee and is joined by the nineteen total state governments of West Virginia, Alabama, South Dakota, Alaska, South Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio, Georgia, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Louisiana.
The twenty states above are taking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC and Departments of Education and Justice to court.
Additionally, individual defendants were also named in the suit, including the United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chairperson Charlotte A. Burrows, and the Education Department Secretary Miguel Cardona.
The latest case involves the federal government’s renewed interpretation of the different provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Education Amendments Act of 1972.
The two laws contain provisions, Title VII for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments Act, respectively, that declare any form of discrimination concerning a person’s sex as illegal.
The President Joe Biden-run White House has recently updated the abovementioned provisions’ federal interpretation to include gender identity and sexual orientation as factors after a Supreme Court ruling.
To coincide with the latest court ruling, the current administration has started taking steps in implementing the new changes.
For one, the Education Department has released a new document and has promised to launch a probe into a place of learning if they are discriminating against students based on different factors such as sex and the newly-added features of gender identity and sexual orientation.
Besides the Department of Education, the EEOC has announced new employment rules covering the aforementioned matter.
The litigating states argue that the federal government has threatened to cut off federal funding to institutions that do not heed to the new changes being introduced. This, and others, is the reason why the twenty states banded together to sue the defendants.
The Federal Anti-Discrimination Regulation LawsuitCase is seeking to charge the named defendants for abuse of funding powers and infringement of each state’s rights.
Furthermore, it wishes the court to declare the newly introduced federal anti-discrimination rules as illegal and that the plaintiff state governments are not legally bound to follow them. The states are seeking to prevent the stricter federal rules of allowing more transgender rights, the use of preferred pronouns, and others from implementation in their respective jurisdictions.
Editor’s Note on State Government Vs. Federal Government Over New Anti-Discrimination Laws – Class Action Lawsuit Against Joe Biden’s Government:
This new case coverage details the developing story of twenty U.S. states suing the federal government for different allegations concerning the new rules regarding added anti-discrimination protections that cover different state sectors across the country.
A class action lawsuit was also filed against Iowa government after their governor Kim Reynolds ended Unemployment Benefits.
Case Name(s) & No.: The State of Tennessee, et al. v. United States Department of Education, et al.; Case No.: 3:21-cv-00308
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee Knoxville Division
Products/Services Involved: USA’s Anti-Discrimination Laws
Allegation(s): The federal government of the United States and its select officials have violated the law and disrespected the state’s different rights in the recent policy update regarding anti-discrimination rules.
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