University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "U.S. judge dismisses Tennessee refugee resettlement lawsuit"
Date Mar 19, 2018
Author Stempel, Jonathan
Author Institution Reuters
External Link https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tennessee-refugees/u-s-judge-dismisses-tennessee-re...
Abstract (Reuters) - A judge on Monday dismissed the state of Tennessee’s lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of unconstitutionally coercing it into subsidizing the federal refugee resettlement program.

Tennessee accused the government of invading its sovereignty by requiring it to provide Medicaid benefits to refugees, or else risk losing nearly $7 billion of Medicaid funds annually, equal to about 20 percent of its state budget, if it refused.

It said this violated the 10th Amendment, which limits U.S. government powers to those delegated in the Constitution. Tennessee was the first state to sue on that basis.

But in a 43-page decision, Chief Judge S. Thomas Anderson of the federal court in Jackson, Tennessee said the state lacked legal standing to sue.
Source www.reuters.com


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case Tennessee v. U.S. Department of State (IM-TN-0006)

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