A number of Georgia lawyers joined others across the country in heralding Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending workplace discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community, even as some conservative attorneys suggested it could cost President Donald Trump his evangelical base.

The 6-3 order quickly spurred debate by lawyers and academics, especially because Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Some noted the opinion goes a long way toward eliminating what to date has been a patchwork of state and local laws extending protections to the LBGTQ community. Others said Gorsuch’s approach, while focusing on the text of the statute, stung longtime textualists like colleague Samuel Alito, whose dissent called the majority ruling “like a pirate ship flying under a textualist flag.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]