States Have Sovereign Immunity
The decision occasioned widespread protests throughout the country, and five years later, Congress passed the Eleventh Amendment, effectively depriving federal courts of jurisdiction over such cases. Since then, courts have cited the Amendment in shielding states from most money-damage actions brought against them.
The video and quiz for this case will be made available during the 2019-2020 school year.
Visit our LiveBinder to view lesson plans, classroom resources, and current events related to the issues in this case.