Liberty NewsWire: March 21, 2012
State workers who are denied unpaid sick leave required by federal law cannot sue the states, the Supreme Court said in a victory for states' rights that some liberal advocates saw as a bad omen for President Obama's healthcare law.
It said lawsuits by state employees permitted under the law would violate the constitutional rule that the "states, as sovereigns, are immune from suits for damages." Use of this rule, which was devised by the Rehnquist court in the mid-1990s, had receded in recent years. It reappears in the opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, just days before the court hears the 26-state challenge to Obama's healthcare law. – Los Angeles Times
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