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On 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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