The Constitution of the United States

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Freeman Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... State cannot sue one of its own citizens in the courts of the United States, it can sue the citizens of other States in those courts. As this Constitution stood at the time wheajfegfla,adopted, a citizen of one State could sue another State in the courts of the United States; but as soon as a case of that kind originated, in which a State found its dignity infringed, and that a State could be brought into the court by everybody, the requisite number of States modified that provision of the Constitution by declaring that it should not apply to suits by citizens of one State against another State. The jurisdiction is between States, and between a State and citizens of other States when the State is plaintiff. "Controversies between citizens of different States." And here is the largest source, as it turns out, of the jurisdiction of the Federal courts. You will understand that while the previous part of this section granting parties a right to sue in the Federal courts, in any action arising under the Constitution and laws and treaties of the United States, without regard to their citizenship or residence, these cases are those in which the character of the party gives the right to sue without reference to the nature of the matter at issue. And we have here a class of persons who can bring suits no matter what is the cause of action. On,a promissory note, or assault and battery, or any other matter which can become the subject of a judicial investigation, this class of persons can bring the suits in the United States courts; and the largest source of jurisdiction up to the present hour has been from suits between citizens of different States. A person living in Maryland can sue in the United States courts a person living in Virginia, and e...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... State cannot sue one of its own citizens in the courts of the United States, it can sue the citizens of other ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217579434

ISBN - 13:9780217579438

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