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Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina Ports Authority

Docket No.: 01-46
Certiorari Granted: Oct 15 2001
Argued: February 25, 2002
Decided: May 28, 2002

Topics:

Amendment 11: Eleventh Amendment, Federalism, Natural Resources, 11th Amendment, 28 U.S.C. 1441, ADA, Administrative Procedure, Appointments Clause, Appropriations Clause, Article I, Article I of the Constitution, Civil Procedure, Clean Air Act, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, Eleventh Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Tort Claims, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Judicial Power, Section 1983, Tenth Amendment, absolute immunity, abuse of discretion, immunity from suit, judicial review, preliminary injunction, qualified immunity, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina State Ports Authority, et al.
Petitioner: Federal Maritime Commission
Respondent: South Carolina State Ports Authority, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 243 F.3d 165
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Federal Maritime Commission
v.
South Carolina State Ports Authority, et al.
535 U.S. 743 (2002)
Question:

Does a State's sovereign immunity preclude the Federal Maritime Commission from adjudicating a private party's complaint that a state-run port has violated the Shipping Act of 1984?

Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina Ports Authority
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 25, 2002

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for South Carolina Ports Authority, 4 vote(s) against

Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina Ports Authority
Case Documents

1Opinion in Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina Ports Authority
2Opinion in Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina Ports Authority
Additional documents for this case are pending review.