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Sovereign Immunity – Eleventh Amendment – Age Discrimination (access required)

Drewery v. Portsmouth City School Board (VLW No. 017-3-451, 14 pp.) (Smith, C.J.) 2:17-cv-20; E.D. Va. Holding:  For purposes of sovereign immunity, Virginia school boards act as independent local government agencies, not as arms of the state, and thus are not protected from suit under the Eleventh Amendment. In an action for discrimination under the federal Age ...