Rationale: The young doctrine applies to cases that call for interpretation of Fed law. Where a case questions the state laws it must bring its suit in a state forum.
– Young invoked when: no state forum available to vindicate fed. interest & to interpret fed. law.
– Usually, prospective relief is sufficient to invoke Young principle, but this is unusual b/c a quiet title action implicates a special sovereign interest. We must examine its effect on the state first.
– The state’s interest in its land & waters would be affected as intrusively as a retroactive levy on treasury funds b/c it would bar the state’s officer form exercising their gov. power over waters deemed by the state to be an integral part of their territory.
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