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The US government is protected by "Sovereign Immunity". In 1946 Congress passed The Federal Tort Claims Act giving individual LIMITED right to sue the government.

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Q: Can a US Citizen sue the government?
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Can a Mexican citizen sue a US citizen?

In US Federal court, yes. As can US Americans sue Mexican Americans.

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yes you can because you are a part of the place you live in so you have the right.

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Yes. There are several instances of this, North Korea being the most recent among them.

Can a citizen from one state sue government of another state in federal court?



Because it could get them in tons of trouble.

Is it possible to sue the federal government?

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I think only if you are a citizen of Britan. I will upgrade this in about 1 hour.

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Yes, there is the international law, which the US government can use to sue a foreign national who is not physically present in the United States.

Can you work in the UK government if US citizen?

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The US Court of Claims

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Can a Canadian citizen sue an American citizen?

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How can a regular citizen sue the federal government?

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Under what circumstances can an American citizen sue the US?

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A person must be over the age of 18 to sue the US government. If the person is younger than 18 and has a valid claim, it must be brought by a guardian or guardian ad litem.

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Can an American living in Mexico sue a citizen of the US?

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