Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 01-18-12 featuring Elizabeth Price Foley

January 18, 2012

Elizabeth Price Foley

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  Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals - Post-Argument SCOTUScast 
Running Time: 00:20:21

Elizabeth Price FoleyOn January 11, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals.  The question before the Court is whether Congress, in passing the “self-care” provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act, validly abrogated the Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity of states.  Under the self-care provision, a state worker may sue if the state interferes with the worker’s statutory right to a certain amount of leave due to a personal, debilitating health condition.

To discuss the case, we have Elizabeth Price Foley, who is a Professor at the Florida International University School of Law.

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Oral Argument Transcript - January 11, 2012 (PDF)
Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals - Post-Decision SCOTUScast