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California v. Deep Sea Research

Docket No.: 96-1400
Argued: December 1, 1997
Decided: April 22, 1998

Topics:

Amendment 11: Eleventh Amendment, Judicial Power, Jurisdiction of Federal Courts, Article I, Eleventh Amendment, immunity from suit, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: California
Respondent: Deep Sea Research

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 491 (1998)
Question:

Does the Eleventh Amendment, limiting federal jurisdiction over maritime matters, bar a federal court's jurisdiction over an admiralty property claim where the property itself is not within the State's possession?

California v. Deep Sea Research
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 01, 1997

Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Deep Sea Research, 0 vote(s) against

California v. Deep Sea Research
Case Documents

1Opinion in California v. Deep Sea Research
2Opinion in California v. Deep Sea Research
Additional documents for this case are pending review.