Non-constitution issues, you can only sue the Federal Government if they allow you to do so. As the previous poster mentions, Sovereign Immunity is the doctrine that the sovereign or state cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal prosecution; hence the saying, the king (or queen) can do no wrong. In many cases, governments have waived this immunity to allow for suits; in some cases, an individual may technically appear as defendant on the state's behalf. If you have a claim against the feds, often your only option is to sue the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Historically, under the doctrine of "sovereign immunity," you were not permitted to sue the king. In general, only claims of negligence -- as opposed to intentional misconduct -- are allowed (though some claims for intentional misconduct can be brought against certain federal law enforcement officers). Does the failure to protect the four Dead Americans at the Benghazi consulate fit these criteria? Let’s talk next Thursday at 11:AM est
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