[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-2 Tuesday in Virginia Officer for Protection and Advocacy v. Stewart [Cornell LII backgrounder] that a state agency can sue state officials in federal court to remedy a violation of federal law. The Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA) is an independent state agency that is a designated "protection and advocacy" (P&A) system to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities under federal law. VOPA…

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