The two cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket on Friday offer further evidence that the current term will be remembered for its rulings on federalism and the First Amendment.
In its continuing campaign to readjust the balance between state and federal power, the Court granted review in a Florida case in which the state argues that state employees are not protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act. The state appeal, Florida Department of Corrections v. Dickson, stems from one of the cases decided in the Court’s Jan. 11 Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents decision in which the high court said state employees could not sue under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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