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Central VA Comm. College v. Katz

Docket No.: 04-885
Certiorari Granted: Apr 4 2005
Argued: October 31, 2005
Decided: January 23, 2006

Topics:

Federalism, Natural Resources

PartyNames: Central Virginia Community College, et al. v. Bernard Katz, Liquidating Supervisor for Wallace's Bookstores, Inc.
Petitioner: Central Virginia Community College, et al.
Respondent: Bernard Katz, Liquidating Supervisor for Wallace's Bookstores, Inc.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Central Virginia Community College, et al.
v.
Bernard Katz, Liquidating Supervisor for Wallace's Bookstores, Inc.
546 U.S. 356 (2006)
Question Presented:

May Congress use the Article I Bankruptcy Clause, U.S. Const. art. I, ยง 8, cl. 4, to abrogate the States' sovereign immunity?

Question:

Does the Bankruptcy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article I Section 8), waive the states' sovereign immunity?

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:
Read CENTRAL VA COMM. COLLEGE V. KATZ opinion (PDF)

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