State Sovereign Immunity: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution


This is the most thorough and up-to-date treatment of the Eleventh Amendment's guarantee of state sovereign immunity. Beginning with an extensive history of the Amendment and its ratification, Durchslag then provides a chronological discussion of the development of its jurisprudence from 1793-1890. The developments of various doctrinal components are then traced topically, along with suggestions as to how they may evolve. The work concludes with an erudite bibliographic essay to guide the reader to relevant primary and secondary works; it is fully indexed.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002