sovereign immunity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sovereign immunity an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"
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Usage

In literature:

A designation of the horse and foot guards, who enjoy many immunities and privileges for attending the sovereign.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Shakespeare's audience knew that a sovereign was never immune from assassination.
"Shakespeare in the Theatre" by William Poel
Now began a vast system in North Italy of episcopal "immunities," which made the bishops temporal sovereigns.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
The court held that he was, nevertheless, a foreign sovereign in so far as immunity from British jurisdiction was concerned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, governmental entities such as federal, state or local municipalities and their officials have absolute immunity from legal liability in court.
The state Mental Health Department has sovereign immunity and can't be sued for monetary damages in a worker's compensation case, the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City ruled Tuesday.
In action under terrorism exception of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, Dist.
Sovereign Immunity for Public Employers.
A n attorney representing 14 members of the Navajo Nation Council sued by the tribe's special prosecutor is asking the judge to dismiss the case against his clients on grounds that it violates the Navajo Sovereign Immunity Act.
Civil Procedure – Jurisdiction – Waiver Of Sovereign Immunity .
Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, settlement, sovereign immunity , waiver A settlement involving the sale of a parking garage in Detroit's Greektown can be enforced against the Sault Ste.
Obama DOJ claims " Sovereign Immunity ".
The Obama Department of Justice has put forth a claim of " Sovereign Immunity " in a motion to dismiss in the domestic spying case of Jewell v NSA.
Court rulings question sovereign immunity .
Illinois legislature did not clearly, unequivocally, or affirmatively waive State's sovereign immunity in 2008 Amendment to Illinois Human Rights Act.
Four former and current York County School Division employees have been granted sovereign immunity for a portion of a civil lawsuit alleging school officials failed to stop the bullying of a student who committed suicide.
Sovereign Immunity and the Equal Pay Act.
An Oklahoma attorney is urging the US Supreme Court to reconsider the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity for Indian tribes in light of the increasing expansion of tribes into business operations.
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