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The Court presumably meant that this parallel tort remedy was not available to prisoners housed in government facilities because the prison itself, or the government, is not suable.
23) In an opinion by Justice Brennan that revisited the legislative history of [section] 1983 and concluded that Monroe had gotten it wrong, the Court held that local governments of all kinds, special or general purpose, were suable persons under [section] 1983.
196, 205 (1882) ("The king was never suable of common right.
10) The Taft-Hartley amendments to the NLRA, though widely decried by organized labor as a "slave labor act" principally for imposing restrictions and injunctions upon national emergency disputes which affected health and safety, (11) restricted various forms of union strike activity, and made unions suable for breach of a no-strike pledge (12)--did not appear to interfere with union growth and left the country's commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining unamended
The lock housing and mechanism are constructed from stainless steel, which means the lock is suable for use in production areas that require a full wash down, or in corrosive environments.
Finding that the Palestinian Authority is recognized as a suable legal entity, the next question to be answered is whether the Palestinian Authority is entitled to foreign sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction of the Israeli courts.
The court in Hyatt reasoned that in order to harmonize the admittedly vague and overlapping definitions of "separate legal person" and "political subdivision" the definition of "political subdivisions should be read to refer to all governmental units that cannot act and are not suable in their own name;" in other words, those that are not also agencies or instrumentalities.
In pointing out that the principle of sovereign immunity "is derived from the laws and practices of our English ancestors," 33 this Justice traced the doctrine that the king of England was "not suable in the courts of that country" from the time of Edward the First.