Constitution Pt. 34

AMENDMENT XI

Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified February 7, 1795.

Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

OK, this one seems tricky but it’s not. You can go back and read Article III, section 2, or you can take my word for it. Basically this Amendment just negates Article III, section 2. That being said this Amendment is another arrow in the quiver of sovereignty for States. It’s application is to prevent an individual from say, Montana, from suing the State of say, Alaska. To help explain what I am trying to put across here is a page from Wikipedia. It quotes some law cases but nothing too intense.

Suffice it to say that if you go to Ohio you are subject to the laws of Ohio not the laws of your home State. When traveling check the local laws and reciprocity. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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