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Eleventh Amendment

Webb v. Dallas, Tex., City of

The court holds that Texas' doctrine of sovereign immunity does not render the city of Dallas immune from a suit by the heirs of a landowner who bequested land to the city for use as a park. Under the bequest to the city, if the land...

Clean Air Council v. Mallory

The court holds that the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) by failing to implement state...

Rhode Island Dep't of Envtl. Management v. United States

The court upholds a district court order enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and three Rhode Island employees from proceeding in an administrative adjudication of the employees' claims that the state had retaliated against them...

Pennsylvania Fed'n of Sportsmen's Clubs v. Hess

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment bars all but two claims brought by citizen groups in federal court against a state official accused of failing to implement, administer, enforce, and maintain a federally approved state coal...

Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina State Ports Auth.

The Court holds that state sovereign immunity bars the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) from adjudicating a private party's complaint against a nonconsenting state. A cruise line offering gambling cruises sued the South Carolina State...

Rhode Island Dep't of Envtl. Management v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision enjoining federal administrative proceedings on the grounds that the proceedings infringed upon a state's constitutionally protected sovereign interests. Three individuals filed administrative...

Tuchman v. Connecticut

The court dismisses all of a hazardous waste transshipment company's equal protection, due process, and takings claims against the state of Connecticut, the Connecticut environmental agency, and the individual agency head for denial of...

Entergy Arkansas, Inc. v. Nebraska

The court affirms in part and reverses in part a district court decision holding that certain beneficiaries to the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact (the Compact) had a right to sue Nebraska for acts delaying the...

Rhode Island v. United States

The court grants Rhode Island's motion to preliminarily enjoin proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in which several state employees sought damages and other relief against the state for allegedly violating the Solid...

SDDS, Inc. v. South Dakota

The court affirms a district court order denying sovereign immunity to South Dakota and awarding attorney fees to a multistate solid waste disposal corporation that had challenged two state ballot initiatives regarding operation of a...