During argument in a closely watched employment case against Sprint, the Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed reluctant to find that a district court must admit so-called “me, too” evidence in an age discrimination case. In particular, several of the justices questioned a federal circuit court’s authority to second-guess a trial court’s evidentiary decisions, and expressed concern that requiring a court to admit “me, too” evidence would create confusion and prolong trials.

In Sprint v. Mendelsohn, one of several high-profile employment cases onthe Court’s docket this term, the trial court barred evidence of similar alleged acts of discrimination against other Sprint employees who worked for different supervisors.