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Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1016 4th Cir. Jan 11, 2012
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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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