Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SCOTUS Argument Today: Coleman v. Md. Ct. of Appeals

Today the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals.  This is an FMLA case with a very interesting federal courts dimension, namely, the question of whether the federal government, via congressional statute, can subject state employers to money damages under the FMLA.

Note that the defendant here is the Maryland Court of Appeals because the plaintiff actually worked there, not for some fancy reason of writs or the like.

Over at the Workplace Prof Blog, Marcia McCormick has a great post about the issues in the case. SCOTUSblog, as usual, has complete coverage.


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