Burlington v. Dague, 505 U.S. 557, 2 (1992)

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fees more complex and arbitrary, hence more unpredictable, and hence more litigable. Pp. 560-567. 935 F. 2d 1343, reversed in part.

Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and White, Kennedy, Souter, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Black-mun, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, J., joined, post, p. 567. O'Connor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 575.

Michael B. Clapp argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioner.

Barry L. Goldstein argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were William W. Pearson, Guy T. Saperstein, and Mari Mayeda.

Richard H. Seamon argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. On the brief were Solicitor General Starr, Acting Assistant Attorney General Hartman, Deputy Solicitor General Mahoney, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Clegg, Harriet S. Shapiro, Anne S. Almy, and Mark R. Haag.*

*Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the District of Columbia et al. by John Payton, Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corporation Counsel, and Donna M. Murasky, Assistant Corporation Counsel, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: James H. Evans of Alabama, Daniel E. Lungren of California, Robert A. Butterworth of Florida, Roland W. Burris of Illinois, Linley E. Pearson of Indiana, Robert T. Stephan of Kansas, Scott Harshbarger of Massachusetts, Frankie Sue Del Papa of Nevada, Susan B. Loving of Oklahoma, Ernest D. Preate, Jr., of Pennsylvania, Mark W. Barnett of South Dakota, Paul Van Dam of Utah, and James E. Doyle of Wisconsin; and for the Washington Legal Foundation et al. by Daniel J. Popeo and Richard A. Samp.

Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the Alabama Employment Lawyers Association et al. by Sanford Jay Rosen, Andrea G. Asaro, Steven R. Shapiro, John A. Powell, Leon Friedman, Julius L. Chambers, Charles Stephen Ralston, and Terisa E. Chaw; for the American Bar Association by Talbot S. D'Alemberte and Carter G. Phillips; and for the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law et al. by Roger E. Warin, Jerald S. Howe, Jr., D. Benson Tesdahl, Herbert M. Wachtell, William H. Brown III, Thomas J. Henderson, and Richard T. Seymour.

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