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dc.contributor.authorBorchers, Patrick J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T18:53:18Z
dc.date.available2017-06-21T18:53:18Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationPatrick J. Borchers, The Origins of Diversity Jurisdiction, the Rise of Legal Positivism, and a Brave New World for Erie and Klaxon, 72 Tex. L. Rev. 79 (1993), reprinted in part in Civil Procedure Anthology 220 (David I. Levine, Donald L. Doernberg & Melissa L. Nelkin eds., 1998).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/113410
dc.description.abstractThe 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 it was necessary to prevent state-court discrimination against out-of-staters. However, the weight of the historical evidence supports the conclusion that diversity jurisdiction was also aimed at the application of parochial state laws, particularly state debtor protection enactments. This second purpose of diversity jurisdiction cuts against the Supreme Court's 1938 decision in Erie Railroad v. Tompkins which held that federal courts exercising diversity jurisdiction must apply the same substantive law as their state court counterparts. This article proposes a partially implementing diversity jurisdiction by over-ruling the Supreme Court's 1941 decision in Klaxon v. Stentor Electric which held that the Erie principle also requires federal courts to adhere to state choice-of-law rules. If diversity courts were to apply an independent choice-of-law approach they could avoid the forum-law bias that pervades most of state choice-of-law doctrine.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 1993 Patrick J. Borchersen_US
dc.titleOrigins of diversity jurisdiction, the rise of legal positivism, and a brave new world for Erie and Klaxonen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 1993 Patrick J. Borchersen_US
dc.description.volume72en_US
dc.title.workTexas Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.noteBorchers_72TexLRev79.pdfen_US
dc.description.pages79-133en_US
dc.subject.fastCivil procedureen_US
dc.subject.fastJurisdictionen_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/862585en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/985026en_US
dc.date.year1993en_US
dc.date.monthNovemberen_US
dc.description.issue1en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.url.link3http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=983248en_US
dc.url.link1https://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/tlr72&collection=journals&id=113en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBorchers, Patrick J.en_US
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dc.identifier.isnihttp://isni.org/isni/000000011720119X
dc.identifier.wcihttp://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n96029505/en_US
dc.identifier.ssrnhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=378743en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6187-7522


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