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Governmental Immunity and Other Impediments

Decisions Concerning Access to Federal Court During the Supreme Court's 1995-96 Term

By Laurie Davison, Gill Deford, Matthew Diller, Shelley Jackson, Brian Lawlor & David Vladeck

Last term, the Supreme Court issued a number of decisions that create significant obstacles for individuals seeking access to and remedial relief from federal courts. Although a few of these decisions were benign, those in the cases against government entities were troubling at best.

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