Federal Sovereign Immunity and Compensatory Contempt
Riess, Daniel, Texas Law Review
Federal Sovereign Immunity and Compensatory Contempt^
No man in this country is so high that he is above the law. No officer of the law may set that law at defiance with impunity. All the officers of the government, from the highest to the lowest, are creatures of the law, and are bound to obey it.1
But the broader reason [for sovereign immunity] is, that it would be inconsistent with the very idea of supreme executive power, and would endanger the performance of the public duties of the sovereign, to subject him to repeated suits as a matter of right, at the will of any citizen, and to submit to the judicial tribunals the control and disposition of his …
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Publication information: Article title: Federal Sovereign Immunity and Compensatory Contempt. Contributors: Riess, Daniel - Author. Journal title: Texas Law Review. Volume: 80. Issue: 6 Publication date: May 2002. Page number: 1487+. © University of Texas, Austin, School of Law Publications, Inc. Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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