“The King Can Do No Wrong” as American Political Attack Rhetoric
Early “Lawfare” in 1812: Fallout from Fayal
A Round Up of Recent Sovereign Immunity Cases
Incorporation, Selective and otherwise
So, this interesting thought came to mind while I was reading. The Bill of Rights (those cool first 10 amendments to the Constitution) did NOT originally apply to the states. I know right, crazy! They only applied to restrain the federal government. See Barron v. Baltimore in 1833 for the first example of this. Then, U.S. v Cruiskshank in 1876 reaffirmed this. Of course states had their own constitutions and bills of rights, but they didn’t have to match the big federal Bill of Rights.
The King Can Do No Wrong: Tons of Reading on the Origins of Sovereign Immunity