Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chisholm v. Georgia case brief summary


Chisholm v. Georgia case brief summary
2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 419 (1793)

Facts:Two British creditors sued the State of Georgia for debts the state had incurred.

Holding:
Although Georgia had not waived its sovereign immunity, the Supreme Court held that Georgia could nonetheless be liable.

Discussion:
The decision set off a wave of protest across the states, which eventually led to the adoption of the Eleventh Amendment.

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