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The Supreme Court's 1998–99 Term

Federalism, State Action, and Other Cases Affecting Access to Justice

By Gill Deford, Matthew Diller, Brian Lawlor, Jane Perkins & Yolanda Vera

The Supreme Court this past term expanded upon previous decisions protecting states from suit without consent and leaped once again into the morass of "state action" law. Other cases examined by the Federal Court Access Group explore some of the Court's procedural decisions pertaining to due process, deference, removal, class certification, and the collateral-order doctrine.

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