Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1476 3d Cir. Mar 22, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jun 20, 2011 8-1 Kennedy OT 2010

Holding: A government employer's allegedly retaliatory actions against an employee do not give rise to liability under the First Amendment's Petition Clause unless the employee's petition relates to a matter of public concern.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 20, 2011. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part.

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