Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina State Ports Auth.

ELR Citation: ELR 20702
No(s). 01-46 (U.S. May 28, 2002)

The Court holds that state sovereign immunity bars the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) from adjudicating a private party's complaint against a nonconsenting state. A cruise line offering gambling cruises sued the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) for denying the cruise line's five appli...