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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...

Atlantic States Legal Found. v. Babbitt

The court holds that Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity bars an environmental group's suit against a state environmental agency challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grant of a migratory bird depredation permit to the...

Idaho v. Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho

The Court holds that the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bars the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's suit against Idaho and Idaho officials over title to submerged lands within the original boundaries of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation....

Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that New Jersey's self-sufficiency policy, whose goal is to eliminate the use of out-of-state disposal facilities by the year 2000, violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The state implemented the policy...