Sovereign immunity

Recent Case: Rosenberg Development Corp. v. Imperial Performing Arts, Inc.

March 18, 2019

Gone are the days of absolute sovereign immunity. The king can now (sometimes) do wrong. Governments today consent to liability and can have their immunity abrogated by superior powers. The Federal Tort Claims Act is an example of the former, while Title VII suits against states illustrate the latter. Because local governments are not sovereign,…