Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Pennhurst State School v. Halderman

Pennhurst State School v. Halderman

Ratings: (0)|Views: 46|Likes:
Published by alsb2012

More info:

Categories:Types, School Work
Published by: alsb2012 on Nov 21, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as RTF, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

11/21/2010

pdf

text

original

 
Supreme Court of the United StatesPENNHURST STATE SCHOOL & HOSPITAL et al., Petitionersv. Terri Lee HALDERMAN et al.
No. 81-2101.
Argued Feb. 22, 1983.Reargued Oct. 3, 1983.Decided Jan. 23, 1984.Class action was brought by mentally retarded citizens challenging the fact and condition of confinement in astate institution for the mentally retarded. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Raymond J. Broderick, J., 446 F.Supp. 1295,rendered judgment for plaintiffs, and defendants, various state and local officials and institutions, appealed. The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit,612 F.2d 84,substantially affirmed, and certiorari was granted. The Supreme Court, 451 U.S. 1, 101 S.Ct. 1531, 67  L.Ed.2d 694,reversed and remanded. On remand, the Court of Appeals, 673 F.2d 647, affirmed its prior  judgment in its entirety. Certiorari was granted. The Supreme Court, Justice Powell, held that: (1) EleventhAmendment prohibited federal district court from ordering state officials to conform their conduct to state lawwith respect to conditions of confinement at institution, since state was real, substantial party in interest; (2)Eleventh Amendment barred state law claims brought in district court under pendent jurisdiction; and (3) judgment could not be upheld against county officials on basis of their state law obligations where any relief granted against county officials alone on basis of state statute would be partial and incomplete at best.Reversed and remanded. Justice Brennan filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Brennan, Justice Marshall, and Justice Blackmun joined.West Headnotes
[1]Federal Courts 170B
 
265
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk264Suits Against States 170Bk265k. Eleventh Amendment in General; Immunity. Most Cited Cases  A state's constitutional interest in immunity from suit encompasses not merely whether it may be sued, butwhere it may be sued.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[2]Federal Courts 170B 265
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk264Suits Against States 170Bk265k. Eleventh Amendment in General; Immunity. Most Cited Cases  In deciding issue of whether Eleventh Amendment prohibited federal district court from ordering state officialsto conform their conduct in administering state institution for care of mentally retarded to state law, SupremeCourt would be guided by principles of federalism that inform Eleventh Amendment doctrine.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[3]Federal Courts 170B
 
265
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk264Suits Against States 170Bk265k. Eleventh Amendment in General; Immunity. Most Cited Cases  1
|
Pennhurst State School v. Halderman
 
Federal Courts 170B 269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  In absence of consent, a suit in federal court in which a state or one of its agencies or departments is named asdefendant is proscribed by the Eleventh Amendment.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[4]Federal Courts 170B
 
265
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk264Suits Against States 170Bk265k. Eleventh Amendment in General; Immunity. Most Cited Cases 
Federal Courts 170B 269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  Eleventh Amendment's jurisdictional bar to suit brought in federal court against a state or one of its agencies ordepartments in absence of consent applies regardless of nature of relief sought.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[5]Federal Courts 170B 269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  Eleventh Amendment bars a federal court suit against state officials when state is real, substantial party ininterest.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[6]United States 393 125(24)
393United States 393IXActions 393k125Liability and Consent of United States to Be Sued 393k125(24)k. What Are Suits Against United States or Its Officers or Agents in General.Most Cited  Cases Generally, relief sought nominally against an officer is in fact against the sovereign if the decree would operateagainst the latter.
[7]Federal Courts 170B
 
269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  Since claim that a state officer was acting ultra vires his authority, and thus that Eleventh Amendment did notbar suit against officer because state was not real, substantial party in interest, rests on officer's lack of delegated power, claim of error in exercise of that power is therefore not sufficient to enable federal district
 
court to exercise jurisdiction over such suit. U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[8]Federal Courts 170B 269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  A federal court suit against state officials that is in fact a suit against a state is barred regardless of whether itseeks damages or injunctive relief.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[9]Federal Courts 170B
 
269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  State officials' actions in operating mental health institution were not beyond their delegated authority forpurposes of determining whether Eleventh Amendment barred suit against officials on ground that state wasreal, substantial party in interest, since state law governing care of mentally disabled gave them broaddiscretion to provide “adequate” mental health services and essence of claim against officials concerned allegedfailure to provide such services adequately.50 P.S. §§ 4101-4704, 4201(1);U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[10]Federal Courts 170B 269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases  A suit challenging constitutionality of a state official's action is not one against state for Eleventh Amendmentpurposes. U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[11]Federal Courts 170B
 
269
170BFederal Courts 170BIVCitizenship, Residence or Character of Parties, Jurisdiction Dependent on 170BIV(A)In General 170Bk268What Are Suits Against States 170Bk269k. State Officers or Agencies, Actions Against.Most Cited Cases   The Eleventh Amendment prohibited a federal district court from ordering state officials to conform theirconduct to state law with respect to conditions of confinement at an institution for the care of the mentallyretarded, even though only prospective injunctive relief was sought, since state was real, substantial party ininterest.U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11; 50 P.S. §§ 4101-4704.
[12]States 360 191.10
360States 360VIActions 360k191Liability and Consent of State to Be Sued in General 360k191.10k. What Are Suits Against State or State Officers.Most Cited Cases  (Formerly 360k191(2))Insofar as an injunctive relief is sought, an error of law by state officers acting in their official capacities will notsuffice to override sovereign immunity of state where relief effectively is against it. U.S.C.A. Const.Amend. 11.
[13]Federal Courts 170B
 
265
3
|
Pennhurst State School v. Halderman

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->