State Sovereign Immunity in Suits to Enforce Federal Rights

Samuel H. Liberman
This Article attempts to clarify the doctrine of sovereign immunity and its exceptions in its application to federal question cases. First, section II identifies the concept of state sovereign immunity. Section III discusses the liability of state officials, the doctrine principally used to avoid state immunity. Although the cases in section III involve non-federal claims, they are important because of their pervasiveness in the non-federal area and because they have…

Agency-Clientele Relations: A Study of the Federal Communications Commission

Susan Frelich Appleton and William P. McLauchlan
This Article will examine the recent court-mandated procedural changes of one regulatory agency-the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Using empirical data, the Article will study the effect of the FCC’s efforts to remedy complaints about its processes on its operation.