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Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution

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The Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on March 4, 1794. It was ratified February 7, 1795.

Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by the Eleventh Amendment.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.

Eleventh Amendment

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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