The Trump administration’s U.S. Justice Department is urging the Supreme Court to vacate a disability discrimination ruling that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won in a case against BNSF Railway Co., marking the latest instance of the government switching its position at the high court.

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the justices that a BNSF Railway employee named Russell Holt was not discriminated against when the company declined to hire him because of his disability. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had ruled in Holt’s favor in the case EEOC v. BNSF Railway.

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