Legislation is usually interpreted by examining statutory language and legislative history.2 However, the United States Supreme Court has considered strict guidelines for interpreting statutes that potentially interfere with Eleventh Amendment immunity rights.3 Application of these guidelines can lead to peculiar court decisions, an example of which is provided in Tennessee Department of Human Services v. United States Department of Education.4
R. Scott Reid,
Monetary Damages against States - Arbitrators Have Power to Award, but Federal Courts Cannot Enforce - Tennessee Department of Human Services v. United States Department of Education,
1993 J. Disp. Resol.
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