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The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 18 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media; Mark Fenster has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis; Charlotte Garden 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

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.

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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