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U.S. Supreme Court

Lincoln County v. Luning, 133 U.S. 529 (1890)

Lincoln County v. Luning

No. 1274

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

Syllabus

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.


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