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Mojsilovic v. Oklahoma ex rel. Bd. of Regents for Univ. of Oklahoma, 841 F.3d 1129 (10th Cir. Nov. 17, 2016)

Nov 17, 2016

The court affirmed the district court’s holding that the University, as an arm of the State, had sovereign immunity for the plaintiffs’ claim under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.  It rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that the Act itself waived the State’s sovereign immunity, and rejected their argument that the Act was enacted pursuant to the Thirteenth Amendment, such that sovereign immunity did not apply.