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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Nov 20, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 does apply to state and local governments of any size, the ABA Journal reports. The case is Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido.  It involved the layoff of the district’s two oldest full-time firefighters. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the 8-0 opinion which was the first of the term. She said that only private employers with less than 20 employees are exempt from the law. Ginsburg has written the first opinion of the term for three years in a row.