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November 16, 2015

Case: Abrams v. Vita, Inc.

A writ of certiorari is granted on the following two questions:

  1. Whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign an individual with a disability who can no longer perform the essential functions of his current job to a vacant equivalent position for which he is qualified, even though the individual would not have obtained that position under the employer’s policy of hiring the most qualified candidate.
  2. Whether the Americans with Disabilities Act protects an individual with a disability who uses marijuana for medical purposes under the supervision of a physician and in accordance with state law when the individual’s employer takes adverse employment action on the basis of such use.

Read the Appendix (Record on Appeal)

Judges

Hon. Elena Kagan ’86, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Debra Ann Livingston ’84, U.S. Court of Appeals for The Second Circuit
Hon. Robert L. Wilkins ’89, U.S. Court of Appeals for The District of Columbia Circuit

Teams

The Hon. Robert Smith Vance Memorial Team

Petitioners

Best Overall

Kevin Crandall
Amanda Claire Grayson
Gabriel Kohan
Charlotte Lawson, Best Oralist
Brian Phelps
Allison Schultz, Oralist

The Jimmie Lee Jackson Memorial Team

Respondents

Best Brief

A. Zoe Bedel
Samuel Block
Meghan Cleary, Oralist
Chen-Chen Jiang
D. Patrick Knoth
Kavya Naini, Oralist

Watch the video: 2015 Ames Moot Court Competition Final Round Abrams v. Vita, Inc. 01:29 11/16/2015