Sovereign immunity
Sovereign immunity, or crown immunity, is a legal doctrine by which the sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal prosecution. This principle is commonl...
Sovereign immunity in the United States
Sovereign immunity in the United States is the legal privilege by which the American federal, state, and tribal governments cannot be sued (sovereign immunity). Local governments in most jurisdiction...
Victoria v Commonwealth (1971)
Victoria v Commonwealth (1971) 122 CLR 353, commonly referred to as the Payroll Tax Case, was a case decided in the High Court of Australia regarding the scope of the Commonwealth's taxation power and...
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Pirrie v McFarlane (1925)
Pirrie v McFarlane is a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia on Intergovernmental immunity between tiers of government in the Australian federal system.
The defendant Thomas McFarlane ...
State Immunity Act 1978
The State Immunity Act 1978 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was passed to implement the European Convention on State Immunity of 1972 into British law. The doctrine of absolute...
Bropho v State of Western Australia
Bropho v Western Australia was a decision of the High Court of Australia, which ruled on 20 June 1990 that Section 17 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 of Western Australia bound the Crown in r...
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Re Australian Education Union
Re Australian Education Union (1995) 184 CLR 188 is a High Court of Australia constitutional law case that involves the scope of the intergovernmental immunity doctrine in Australian constitutional l...
Henderson v Defence Housing Authority (1997)
Henderson v Defence Housing Authority (1997) is a landmark Australian High Court decision on intergovernmental immunity and states rights under the Australian Constitution. The full citation is Resid...
Crown Proceedings Act 1947
The Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (c. 44) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that allowed, for the first time, civil actions against the Crown to be brought in the same way as against any ...
Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd.
Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd (1920) 28 CLR 129 (commonly known as the Engineers' Case) was a landmark decision by the High Court of Australia on 31 August 1920. The im...
Melbourne Corporation v Commonwealth
Melbourne Corporation v Commonwealth (1947) 74 CLR 31; [1947] HCA 26 (13 August 1947), also known as the Melbourne Corporation case or the State banking case, is an important case in Australian consti...
Crown proceedings
In English law, Crown proceedings are legal proceedings which involve the Crown, and this would include all government departments.Proceedings commenced by or against the Crown are governed by the Cro...
Tribal sovereignty in the United States
Tribal sovereignty in the United States is the inherent authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within the borders of the United States of America. The U.S. federal government recognizes t...
Entick v Carrington
Entick v Carrington [1765] EWHC KB J98 is a leading case in English law establishing the civil liberties of individuals and limiting the scope of executive power. The case has also been influential in...
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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Baxter Healthcare
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd (Baxter) was a decision of the High Court of Australia, which ruled on 29 August 2007 that Baxter Healthcare Proprietary Limi...
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Congressional power of enforcement
A Congressional power of enforcement is included in a number of amendments to the United States Constitution. The language "The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legisla...
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976 is a United States law, codified at Title 28, §§ 1330, 1332, 1391(f), 1441(d), and 1602-1611 of the United States Code, that establishes the limitat...
Austin v Commonwealth
Austin v Commonwealth (2003) 215 CLR 185, is a High Court of Australia case that deals with issues of intergovernmental immunity and discrimination of states against Commonwealth power.
Austin was...
Eo nomine
Eo nomine is a Latin legal term meaning "by that name". The United States Supreme Court uses it in the context of sovereign immunity. In Alden v. Maine Justice Souter, for the dissent, wrote that acco...