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Developments in the Erie Doctrine: 1991
This article is about the court's development in the Erie Doctrine as of 1991. The article discusses several cases about how the court has handled conflicts between federal and state law. Through the discussion, the article ...
Death of the constituional law of personal jurisdiction: From Pennoyer to Burnham and back again
In 1990, in Burnham v. Superior Court, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the traditional rule that a civil defendant could be subjected to personal jurisdiction in a state simply by being physically served with the summons ...
Origins of diversity jurisdiction, the rise of legal positivism, and a brave new world for Erie and Klaxon
The conventional explanation for the inclusion the grant of diversity jurisdiction (i.e., federal court jurisdiction in cases between citizens of different states) in the Constitution and the first Judiciary Act is that ...