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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned an almost 40-year old ruling yesterday, declaring that states cannot be sued in the court of other states without its consent. The court decided to overrule the 1979 case Nevada v. Hall, which allowed for out-of-state lawsuits. Kansas and 43 other states had previously filed an amicus brief to the court urging for a reversal of the decision.

 

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the decision is a victory for state sovereignty, and will allow for the state to further protect itself. A full copy of the court's decision can be viewed here.

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