Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The Court did not grant any new cases today. On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1016 4th Cir. Jan 11, 2012
Mar 20, 2012 5-4 Kennedy OT 2011

Holding: Suits against the states under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act are barred by sovereign immunity.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 20, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion, while Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined in full by Justice Breyer and joined by Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan with the exception of footnote 1.

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