Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris - Significance
Arizona Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans on behalf of deferred compensation and retirement plans
Nathalie Norris, on behalf of employees receiving benefits from employee-sponsored retirement plans
That the state's retirement plan did not violate the Civil Rights Act in paying lower benefits to women than to men, because of women's longer life expectancy.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
James H. Geary
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Louis J. Caruso
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
28 March 1983
That a state retirement plan which paid lower benefits to women than to men violated the Civil Rights Act.
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