Bragg v. West Virginia Coal Ass'n

ELR Citation: ELR 20582
No(s). s. 99-2443 et al (4th Cir. Apr 24, 2001)

The court holds that the doctrine of sovereign immunity bars citizens from bringing suit against West Virginia state officials in federal court to enjoin the state from granting mountaintop mining permits. Citizens brought suit against the state officials alleging that in granting mountaintop coal m...