Alabama v. Pugh
438 U.S. 781 (1978)

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Alabama v. Pugh, 438 U.S. 781 (1978)

Alabama v. Pugh

No. 77-1107

Decided July 3, 1978

438 U.S. 781

Syllabus

In respondent present and former prison inmates' suit against petitioners (the State of Alabama, the Alabama Board of Corrections, and several prison officials), the District Court issued an injunction prescribing measures to eradicate cruel and unusual punishment in the Alabama prison system. The Court of Appeals affirmed with some modifications.

Held: The District Court's injunction, insofar as it was issued against the State and the Board of Corrections, violates the State's Eleventh Amendment immunity absent the State's consent to suit.

Certiorari granted; 559 F.2d 283, reversed in part and remanded.

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