Government Encouraging Supreme Court to Grant Writ in ADEA Case

Scotus Blog reports that the U.S. Solicitor General has recommended the Supreme Court grant certiorari in case No. 06-1505, Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Lab, et al., limited to the question asking whether, under the Court's 2005 decision in Smith v. City of Jackson, an employee alleging disparate impact under the ADEA has the burden of persuasion in establishing "reasonable factors other than age."