|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|09-1476||3d Cir.||Mar 22, 2011||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.