Petitions of the week
on Mar 1, 2019 at 9:39 am
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:
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.
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.