Coleman v. Court of Appeals of MD

Docket No., 10-1016

Argument Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Questions Presented

In passing the Family and Medical Leave Act, as the Court recognized in  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.