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Lawrence VanDyke testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on October 30, 2019. Lawrence VanDyke testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on Oct. 30, 2019.

A dissent from a Trump-appointed circuit judge in a pay discrimination case would effectively  “gut” the Equal Pay Act if applied, according to a majority opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In a 61-page opinion Monday, the California appeals court revived in part a psychology professor’s claims that the University of Oregon had discriminated against her by paying her between $14,000 and $42,000 less than some of her male counterparts.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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