Lane v. Central Alabama Community College, et al., No. 12-16192 (11th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
On remand from the Supreme Court for further proceedings regarding a sovereign immunity issue, the court reviewed the district court's conclusion that plaintiff's official-capacity claim against the former president of CACC for equitable relief was barred by the Eleventh Amendment. In this case, plaintiff seeks equitable relief in the form of reinstatement of his employment and such relief falls within the scope of the Ex parte Young exception and is not barred by the Eleventh Amendment. In light of the court's reinstatement precedents, the court concluded that the district court erred in dismissing plaintiff's official-capacity claim against the president as barred by the Eleventh Amendment.