Adam Mossoff is a Professor of Law at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School and legal expert for the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether State Can Steal Intellectual Property

Steve Gruber: And the reason we're here is because states are ripping people off under the 11th Amendment by infringing on their copyright agreement in fact the case that's going to go to the Supreme Court involve the photographer Fred Allen document at the excavation of black beards famous pirate ship the Queen Anne's Revenge North Carolina the state use that publishes works and said we cannot and you can't do nothing about it let me read the 11th Amendment if I met the judicial powers United States shall not be construed to extend at any suit in law or Equity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state basically it says I from Michigan can't sue the state government of Ohio or Indiana am I following that correctly?

Adam Mossoff: Yes Steve. You are following the text correctly but the Supreme Court, long ago, well over 100 years ago could have put a judicial gloss in interpretation, that gave states broad general sovereign immunity against all states or against all lawsuits.