The doctrine of state sovereign immunity in the courts of another state and the federal courts will be examined in section I of this casenote. In section II, the Court's reasoning in Nevada v. Hall will be discussed. The Court's conclusion that the Constitution places no limit on a state court's jurisdiction over a sister state will be challenged in part A of section III. The ambiguities in the Hall opinion that render the scope of a state court's jurisdiction uncertain and the desirability of limiting that jurisdiction will be examined in part B of section III. Finally, this note will suggest how the Court might limit a state court's jurisdiction over a sister state in future cases in a manner consistent with Hall.
Richard H. Pierson,
Constitutional Law—State Sovereign Immunity—Nevada v. Hall, 440 U.S. 410 (1979),
56 Wash. L. Rev.
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