sovereign immunity

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Noun1.sovereign immunity - an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent; "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
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36) Reasoning upon the principle that a waiver of sovereign immunity must be explicitly stated, the Ninth Circuit began its analysis by comparing the provision in question with other provisions of FISA and other congressional acts that explicitly waive the United States' sovereign immunity.
power to abrogate state sovereign immunity using its Commerce Clause and
Outside the narrow community of federal jurisdiction aficionados, people seem to pay attention to state sovereign immunity about every hundred years.
That should be illegal, and our bipartisan bill would make it so by ending this astounding assertion of sovereign immunity to avoid patent review, before any other companies follow suit.
The PTAB held that the Tribe did not establish that the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity applied to inter partes review proceedings.
A Virginia attorney suing the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission for defamation says her lawsuit should not be dismissed under sovereign immunity because the commission acted with "malice.
But Texas' sovereign immunity provision is particularly strong and applies to lawsuits over government contracts as well.
354) This case was significant because it was the first time a state ignored the sovereign immunity of a sister state.
The professional legal guide explains the role of the Federal Government as a party in civil cases, and examines the statutory waivers of sovereign immunity that set the boundaries on the governmentAEs amenability to suit.
Sovereign Immunity (also referred to as State Immunity) is the principle in international customary law that protects a State from liability and enforcement of judgments made against it by another State.
381 (2010) (summarizing reasoning behind enactment of Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act); Pauline Whittinghill and Klyce Pennoyer, A New Frontera: Foreign Sovereign Immunity, Arbitral Awards and a Waive Goodbye to Assets, 49 COLUM.
JASTA, otherwise known as House Resolution 3815, is considered to open the Pandora's Box in international law as it is an exception to the sovereign immunity law of 1976 that negates the possibility of suing a sovereign nation (or its political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities) in U.

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