Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied her discrimination claim against Walmart on the behalf of all the women working for the Bentonvile Behemoth, Betty Dukes is back with a new, broader fight for the rights of Americans. Frank Lockwood, writing in Wal-Mart suer now taking on inequality for the Arkansas Democrat reports:
A Wal-Mart employee who fought the company all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has left the company after reaching a settlement, but she said Tuesday that she'll be devoting her energy to fighting racial and gender inequality. Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of the oral arguments in Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes . At the National Press Club, Betty Dukes, the lead plaintiff in the case, described what it had been like to watch as the justices grappled with her case. "It was an awesome place to be and it was absolutely a place of terror to be in such a high place of law in the land and you don't know the end result," she said.Good on her. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.