This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address whether Congress abrogated state sovereign immunity through the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act and the framework for evaluating a First Amendment retaliation claim based on an employee’s association with a public-sector union.

The petitions of the week are:

18-830

Issue: Whether, and how, the Supreme Court’s two-step framework for evaluating First Amendment retaliation claims by public employees applies to a claim alleging retaliation based on an employee’s association with a public-sector union.

18-877

Issue: Whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states.

Posted in Township of Millburn v. Palardy, Allen v. Cooper, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petitions of the week, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 1, 2019, 9:39 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/03/petitions-of-the-week-33/