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Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard

Docket No.: 09-529
Certiorari Granted: 06/21/10
Argued: December 1, 2010
Decided: 04/19/11

Topics:

Article I, Bill of Rights, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, FOIA, Fourteenth Amendment, Medicaid, Supremacy Clause, Tenth Amendment, habeas, habeas corpus, immunity from suit, murder, probable cause, property rights, separation of powers, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, et al.
Petitioner: Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy
Respondent: James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 568 F.3d 110
Supreme Court Docket

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy
v.
James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Eleventh Amendment categorically precludes an independent state agency from bringing an action in federal court against state officials for prospective injunctive relief to remedy a violation of federal law under the doctrine of Ex parte Young.

Question:

Does the Eleventh Amendment categorically preclude an independent state agency from bringing an action in federal court against state officials for prospective injunctive relief to remedy a violation of federal law under the doctrine of Ex Parte Young?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard
ORAL ARGUMENT

12/01/10

Listen to Oral Argument in Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 6-2
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard
Case Documents

1Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard Oral Argument Audio
2Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
3Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard Oral Argument Audio
4Opinion in Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard
5Opinion in Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard
6Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Reinhard Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.