The U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 3 declined to review a rejected job applicant’s claim that morbid obesity should be covered as an impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Morriss v. BNSF Ry. Co., U.S., No. 16-233, cert. denied 10/3/16).

Melvin Morriss, a 285-pound worker denied a machinist job by BNSF Railway Co., sought review of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision that the ADA doesn’t cover obesity unless the condition is linked to...