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COLEMAN v. COURT OF APPEALS OF MD

Docket No.: 10-1016
Certiorari Granted: 06/27/11
Argued: January 11, 2012
Decided: 03/20/12

Topics:

Article I, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, Eleventh Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, Title VII, age discrimination, disparate impact, disparate treatment, equitable relief, immunity from suit, racial discrimination, sex discrimination, sovereign immunity, stare decisis

PartyNames: Daniel Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, et al.
Petitioner: Daniel Coleman
Respondent: Court of Appeals of Maryland, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 626 F.3d 187

Daniel Coleman
v.
Court of Appeals of Maryland, et al.
Question Presented:

In passing the Family and Medical Leave Act, as the Court recognized in Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, Congress intended to eliminate gender discrimination in the granting of sick leave. Its purpose and findings are supported by the legislative record. The question presented for review is: Whether Congress constitutionally abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Question:

Did Congress constitutionally abrogate states' Eleventh Amendment immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act?

COLEMAN v. COURT OF APPEALS OF MD
ORAL ARGUMENT

01/11/12

Listen to Oral Argument in COLEMAN v. COURT OF APPEALS OF MD
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 7-2
Majority: Kennedy,Announced The Judgment Of The Court,Chief Justice Roberts,Thomas,Alito
Concurring: Thomas,Scalia
Dissenting: Ginsburg, Breyer
Opinion By:

COLEMAN v. COURT OF APPEALS OF MD
Case Documents

1Oral Argument Audio
2Opinion in
3Opinion in
4Oral Argument Audio
5REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
6BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
7BRIEF OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY C ENTER AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER
8BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
9BRIEF OF SENATOR TOM HARKIN, REPRESENTATIVE GEORGE MILLER, AND ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
10BRIEF FOR RESPONDENT
11BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES, AARP, AFSCME INTERNATIONAL, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, A BETTER BALANCE, NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER, NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER, 9TO5, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN, AND SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
12BRIEF OF THE STATES OF TEXAS, ALABAMA, ALASKA,ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, COLORADO, GEORGIA, IDAHO, INDIANA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE,MICHIGAN, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NORTH DAKOTA, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHCAROLINA, TENNESSEE, UTAH, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING AS AMICICURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
13COLEMAN v. COURT OF APPEALS OF MD Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)