Judges said war powers overcame sovereign state immunity

By Max Jaeger (March 21, 2022, 4:06 p.m. EDT) – Federal war powers overcome individual states’ sovereign immunity and should empower a disabled veteran to sue the state of Texas for employment discrimination, the veteran told the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Lone Star State said the Eleventh Amendment protected him from a lawsuit by Leroy Torres alleging Texas failed to adjust to his military service-related lung injuries when he later worked as a private. State. But Torres told the High Court on Friday that while the US Constitution does not explicitly describe the impact of war powers on states’ sovereign immunity, they should know that ceding war power to the…

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