Lorance v. AT&T Technologies Inc/Concurrence Stevens

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Lorance v. AT&T Technologies Inc
Opinion of the Court by John Paul Stevens
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Case Syllabus
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinion
Dissenting Opinion

Justice STEVENS, concurring.

Although I remain convinced that the Court misconstrued Title VII in American Tobacco Co. v. Patterson, 456 U.S. 63, 102 S.Ct. 1534, 71 L.Ed.2d 748 (1982), see id., at 86-90, 102 S.Ct., at 1546-49 (dissenting opinion), and in Delaware State College v. Ricks, 449 U.S. 250, 101 S.Ct. 498, 66 L.Ed.2d 431 (1980), see id., at 265-267, 101 S.Ct., at 508-509 (dissenting opinion), the Court has correctly applied those decisions to the case at hand. And it is the Court's construction of the statute-rather than the views of an individual Justice-that becomes a part of the law. See Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, 480 U.S. 616, 644, 107 S.Ct. 1442, 1458, 94 L.Ed.2d 615 (1987) (STEVENS, J., concurring); Dougherty County Bd., of Education v. White, 439 U.S. 32, 47, 99 S.Ct. 368, 376-77, 58 L.Ed.2d 269 (1978) (STEVENS, J., concurring). Accordingly, I join the Court's opinion.


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