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Mathias v. WorldCom Technologies, Inc.

Docket No.: 00-878
Certiorari Granted: Mar 5 2001
Argued: December 5, 2001
Decided: May 20, 2002

Topics:

Article I, Eleventh Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Hobbs Act, Sherman Act, Supremacy Clause, patent, preemption, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Richard L. Mathias, et al. v. WorldCom Technologies, Inc., et al.
Petitioner: Richard L. Mathias, et al.
Respondent: WorldCom Technologies, Inc., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Supreme Court Docket

Richard L. Mathias, et al.
v.
WorldCom Technologies, Inc., et al.
535 U.S. 682 (2002)
Question:

Is a state commission's action relating to the enforcement of an interconnection agreement under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 reviewable in federal court? Does a state commission waive its Eleventh Amendment immunity by voluntarily participating in the regulatory scheme established by the Act? Does the doctrine of Ex parte Young permit suit for relief against state public utility commissioners in their official capacities for alleged ongoing violations of the Act?

Mathias v. WorldCom Technologies, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 5, 2001

Holding: dismissed
Recused: JUSTICE O'CONNO
Opinion By: Per Curiam

Mathias v. WorldCom Technologies, Inc.
Case Documents

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