I'm prosecuting a federal Whistleblower action Pro Se against a Texas state agency charged with regulation of Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Operations in the state. This agency has been designated and / or delegated to regulate and / or enforce the EPA regulations under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The reasons that the agency has presented for the retaliation against me have been the actions that I took, the complaints that I made and the issues that I repeatedly raised about contamination and potential contamination of water being allowed. We have completed the oral arguments in this case and the judge has ordered both parties to submit briefs on whether punitive damages can be awarded against a State from a Federal Court.
If anyone has any information on cites of case law on this subject of Punitive Damages being awarded to a party from a State in a Federal Court; for violation of Federal Law, I would appreciate that information.