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09-529 Virginia Office for Protection & Advocacy v. Stewart

Constitutional Law Sovereign immunity The Eleventh Amendment does not preclude a state agency from suing the state. Respondents claim that a State’s dignity is diminished when a federal court adjudicates a dispute between its components. But a State’s stature is ...

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08-4164 Board of Regents v. Phoenix International Software, Inc.

Constitutional Law Sovereign immunity A state does not lose its sovereign immunity through litigation conduct. “Phoenix contends that Wisconsin’s litigation status was similarly changed-and its sovereign immunity similarly waived-when it made the decision to file an action in district court ...

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