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On April 24, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar.  The question in the case is whether the retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a), and similarly worded statutes require a plaintiff to prove but-for causation (i.e., that an employer would not have taken an adverse employment action but for an improper motive), or instead require only proof that the employer had a mixed motive (i.e., that an improper motive was one of multiple reasons for the employment action). 

To discuss the case, we have Charles Shanor, who is a Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.

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