U.S. Supreme Court
Lincoln County v. Luning, 133 U.S. 529 (1890)
Lincoln County v. Luning
Submitted January 13, 1890
Decided March 3, 1890
133 U.S. 529
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA
The Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution does not operate to prevent counties in a state from being sued in a federal Court.
No state statute exempting a county in the state from liability to suit except in the courts of the county can defeat the jurisdiction of suits given by the Constitution to the federal courts.