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Origins of diversity jurisdiction, the rise of legal positivism, and a brave new world for Erie and Klaxon
Patrick 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).
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 ...