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CASE ENTRY

Alabama State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama

“For more than fifty years, private parties have sued states and localities under the [Voting Rights Act] to enforce the substantive guarantees of the Civil War Amendments.” Alabama: It must never have occurred to any of those other states that such lawsuits are barred by sovereign immunity. Eleventh Circuit: The VRA abrogates state sovereign immunity. Dissent: But it doesn’t clearly abrogate sovereign immunity.


Tags: 2020, Eleventh Circuit, Sovereign Immunity, Voting Rights Act

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