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OPINION

Opinion by Justice Amidei

This is an interlocutory appeal of the denial of a plea to the jurisdiction filed by David Dewhurst, Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas (hereinafter referred to as “Dewhurst”), defendant, appellant in this Court, in a suit brought by Gulf Marine Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as “GMIT”), appellee. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann.� 51.014(a)(8) (Vernon Supp. 2001). In one issue, Dewhurst contends the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the sovereign cannot be sued to specifically perform a contract absent a statutory mandate or legislative consent to suit, neither of which is present in this case. We affirm.

 
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