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By Carol Berkin

ISBN-10: 0156028727

ISBN-13: 9780156028721

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Fitzpatrick v. S. 445 451– 53 (1976); Hutto v. S. 678, 693–98 (1978). Because of its rule of clear statement, the Court in Quern v. S. C. § 1983, Congress had not intended to include States within the term ‘‘person’’ for the purpose of subjecting them to suit. The question arose after Monell v. S. 658 (1978), reinterpreted ‘‘person’’ to include municipal corporations. Cf. Alabama v. S. 781 (1978). The Court has reserved the question whether the Fourteenth Amendment itself, without congressional action, modifies the Eleventh Amendment to permit suits against States, Milliken v.

541 (1918); Martin v. S. 547 (1918). S. 233 (1974). AMENDMENT 11—SUITS AGAINST STATES 1545 cials. There was no ‘‘executive immunity’’ from suit, the Court held; rather, the immunity of state officials is qualified and varies according to the scope of discretion and responsibilities of the particular office and the circumstances existing at the time the challenged action was taken. C. § 1983 and typically involve all the decisions respecting liability and immunities thereunder. On the scope of immunity of federal officials, see supra, pp.

Young arose when a state legislature passed a law reducing railroad rates and providing severe penalties for any railroad that failed to comply with the law. Plaintiff railroad stockholders brought an action to enjoin Young, the state attorney general, from enforcing the law, alleging that it was unconstitutional and that they would suffer irreparable harm if he were not prevented from acting. An injunction was granted forbidding Young from acting on the law, an injunction he violated by bringing an action in state narily obligated to enforce federal law, cf.

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