Unformatted text preview: conclusions. The first question is whether a state can be sued by a private citizen of another state. If so, then should legal action be taken against the state for their failure to appear before court? Third, is the summoning service a competent one? And fourth, how should the request for Georgia to appear before court be enforced? The Supreme Court then proceeded to answer these questions by stating that “the Constitution vests a jurisdiction in the Supreme Court over a State, as a defendant, at the suit of a private citizen of another State.” Also “the judicial act recognizes that jurisdiction.” In addition, it was agreed “that unless the said State shall either in due form appear, or show cause to the contrary in this Court, by the first day of next Term, judgment by default shall be entered against the said State.”...
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- Winter '06
- Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. state