Q: Is an express waiver of federal government sovereign immunity done only by statute(s)?
A: I am unaware of any statute or court opinion that permits a non-specific statutory basis for waiving sovereign immunity of any government, be it local or federal. No elected official, appointee, employee or other agent acting on behalf of the government can, through their individual acts or omissions, waive sovereign immunity. Such a waiver must be found in a specific statutory enactment of the legislative body (Congress).
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