|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-1016||4th Cir.||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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