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High Court Upholds Family Leave for State Workers

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High Court Upholds Family Leave for State Workers

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High Court Upholds Family Leave for State Workers

High Court Upholds Family Leave for State Workers

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The Supreme Court upholds a federal law that allows state workers to sue for financial damages when they are denied unpaid leave to care for sick family members. The court's 6-to-3 ruling departs sharply from a previous line of rulings that expanded states' rights. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.