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Sovereign Immunity

  • By: Bryan M. Carson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Sovereign immunity is the principle that governments may not be sued except with their own consent. This doctrine is based on the English common law principle that the King can do no wrong because the government embodies the law. Sovereign immunity, ...

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