No. 00-1865.

275 F.3d 315 (2001)

Ronald CHISOLM, Appellant, v. Patrick McMANIMON, Jr., Director of Mercer County Detention Center; Mercer County Court, Appellees, United States of America, Intervenor.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed December 28, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Clara R. Smit, East Brunswick, NJ, Marc Charmatz, Mary Vargas (Argued), Sarah Geer, Claudia Gordon, National Association of the Deaf Law Center, Silver Spring, MD, Attorneys for Appellant.

Andrew J. Schragger, Ashley Bostic-Hutchinson (Argued), Office of County Counsel, County of Mercer, Trenton, NJ, Doulgass L. Derry (Argued), Office of Attorney General of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Trenton, NJ, John J. Farmer, Jr., Attorney General of New Jersey, Nancy Kaplen, Assistant Attorney General, Diane M. Lamb, Deputy Attorney General, Office of Attorney General of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, Attorneys for Appellees.

Seth M. Galanter, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Attorney for Intervenor.

Before ROTH, BARRY and AMBRO, Circuit Judges.


ROTH, Circuit Judge.

In this appeal, we must resolve two issues. First, we consider whether the Eleventh Amendment bars suit against a county court, based on an alleged failure to provide interpretive services, where the judicial, but not all the administrative, functions of the court have been merged by steps into a unified state court system. Under the facts here, we hold that suit is not...

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