In federal district court civil lawsuit, I the plaintiff is asking for monetary
relief against a California state agency.The defendant(agency) is saying my claim
s barred because of Eleventh Amendment and quoting:
"The Eleventh Amendment provides: "The Judicial power of the United States shall
not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted
against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or
Subjects of any Foreign State."
I could not comprehend what above quote mean or how it applies to my case,
1. Does it mean case can not brought against California state agency in a Federal
2. Because I do not reside in California I am considered citizen of other state
and because of my out of California residence I am barred from filing civil
lawsuit against a California state agency?
3. I am barred from filing lawsuit for some other reason and if so for what??