Battle Heats Up Over California Suction Dredging
March 2010 by Scott HarnThe State of California is seeking dismissal of the federal lawsuit filed by Public Lands for the People (PLP) on grounds that they are immune from such lawsuits under the 11th Amendment to the US Constitution. However, there is plenty of prior case precedence suggesting that state officials and agencies are open to such lawsuits when they assume responsibility for regulatory authority from the federal government.
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