Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri

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

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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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