Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in California Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt, a case involving a number of state sovereignty issues.  Last year, the Nevada Supreme Court determined that the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) could not invoke discretionary-function immunity to protect itself from an intentional tort and bad-faith cause of action, thus declining to extend to California the same immunities Nevada enjoys in its own courts.  FTB appealed the decision.  The Court will determine (i) whether a state must respect other states’ sovereign immunity to the same extent as its own and (ii) whether it should overrule Nevada v. Hall, a U.S. Supreme Court case that holds that a state can be sued without its consent in the courts of another state.