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Alden v. Maine

Docket No.: 98-436
Argued: March 31, 1999
Decided: June 23, 1999

Topics:

Amendment 11: Eleventh Amendment, Federalism, Natural Resources, Article I, Article I of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Commerce Clause, Eleventh Amendment, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Tort Claims, Federalism, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Judicial Power, Necessary and Proper, Ninth Amendment, Supremacy Clause, Tenth Amendment, immunity from suit, judicial review, limited and enumerated powers, searches and seizures, separation of powers, sovereign immunity, stare decisis

Petitioner: Alden
Respondent: Maine

Court Below: THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MAINE
Supreme Court Docket


527 U.S. 706 (1999)
Question:

May Congress use its powers under Article I of the Constitution to abrogate a state's sovereign immunity from private suits in its own courts?

Alden v. Maine
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 31, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Maine, 4 vote(s) against
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