Sovereign Immunity?
March 2, 2012 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Why isn't this a case of sovereign immunity?

I thought that the US government had sovereign immunityy, and had the power to say, "No, we do not give you permission to sue us in this matter."

And it seems like that's what the government asked the 5th Circuit to do. Why didn't they?
posted by Chocolate Pickle to Law & Government (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Federal Tort Claims Act waives the immunity if a tortious act of a federal employee causes damage.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:19 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]

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