Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment is the first amendment to actually amend, or change, a part of the Constitution.  It changes a portion of Article III that allows citizens to bring charges against states. The Eleventh Amendment changes that text and protects states from lawsuits.

The text of this amendment reads, “The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.”

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