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Virginia Resolution by the Virginia House of Delegates that a state cannot be made a defendant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03763.01 Author/Creator: Virginia Place Written: [Richmond] Type: Broadside Date: 28 November 1793 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 19.4 x 32.6 cm

A state cannot be sued by individuals, opposing the Supreme Court case Chrisholm v. Georgia.

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