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Florida Prepaid v. College Savings Bank

Docket No.: 98-531
Argued: April 20, 1999
Decided: June 23, 1999

Topics:

35 U.S.C. 271, Federalism, Natural Resources, Americans with Disabilities Act, Article I, Bankruptcy, Commerce Clause, Due Process, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, Enforcement Clause, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Interstate Commerce Clause, Judicial Power, copyright, immunity from suit, patent, racial discrimination, sovereign immunity, state jurisdiction over, trademark

Petitioner: Florida Prepaid
Respondent: College Savings Bank

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Citation: 148 F.3d 1343
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 627 (1999)
Question:

Did nullification of state sovereign immunity, under the Patent and Plant Variety Protection Remedy Clarification Act, constitute valid legislation?

Florida Prepaid v. College Savings Bank
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 20, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Florida Prepaid, 4 vote(s) against
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