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Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia

Docket No.: 01-298
Certiorari Granted: Oct 29 2001
Argued: February 25, 2002
Decided: May 13, 2002

Topics:

Amendment 11: Eleventh Amendment, Federalism, Natural Resources, 28 U.S.C. 1441, ADA, Civil Rights Act, Eleventh Amendment, Federal Tort Claims, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Section 1983, abuse of discretion, immunity from suit, qualified immunity, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Paul D. Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia, et al.
Petitioner: Paul D. Lapides
Respondent: Board of Regents of University System of Georgia, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 251 F.3d 1372
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Paul D. Lapides
v.
Board of Regents of University System of Georgia, et al.
535 U.S. 613 (2002)
Question:

Does a State's act of removing a lawsuit from state court to federal court waive the State's Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit in federal court by citizens of other States?

Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 25, 2002

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Lapides, 0 vote(s) against

Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia
2Opinion in Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia
Additional documents for this case are pending review.