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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:
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