Year of Publication

2008

Document Type

Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

History

First Advisor

Robert M. Ireland

Abstract

controversial since the ratification of the Constitution in 1789. In 1793, the Supreme Court ruled that the states had no sovereign immunity. The Eleventh Amendment reversed this ruling about the Constitution. The Eleventh Amendment itself has also been very controversial. We study the history and development of sovereign immunity jurisprudence from the founding of the United States until the present time.

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