Older workers bear the burden of proof to show age was key reason they were fired or demoted.
The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear their appeal. Their lawyers had argued they couldn't receive a fair trial in Miami.
With a date set for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, the one thing GOP member's won't be able to criticize is her level of experience.
Democrats push for July; GOP senators say they need more time to examine her record.
She asked probing questions of each side in the reverse-discrimination suit. But the circuit court's 135-word summary order rubbed some the wrong way.
A crop of legal cases across the US raise concerns over the use of electric stun guns in routine police stops.
In nominating Sonia Sotomayor, the president cited both her judicial experience and her compelling personal story.
Courts have struck down many laws aimed at preventing sales to minors. Legal analysts see Supreme Court as unlikely to step in.