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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules in "Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt", that a state cannot be sued in another state's court, overturning a 40-year-old precedent. The 5-4 decision overrules the "Nevada v. Hall" "stare decisis" set in 1979 which allowed private suits from one state to be brought in another state's court.

The decision overrules a 40-year precedent and perhaps foreshadows an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.

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Supreme Court rules a state can't be sued in another state's courts

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  1. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, that a state cannot be sued in another state's court, overturning a 40-year-old precedent. The 5-4 decision overrules the Nevada v. Hall "stare decisis" set in 1979 which allowed private suits from one state to be brought in another state's court.
  2. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules in "Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt", that a state cannot be sued in another state's court, overturning a 40-year-old precedent. The 5-4 decision overrules the "Nevada v. Hall" "stare decisis" set in 1979 which allowed private suits from one state to be brought in another state's court.

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