Codification of Supplemental Jurisdiction: Anatomy of a Legislative Proposal
Arthur D. Wolf
Western New England University School of Law
December 16, 2011
Western New England Law Review, Vol. 14, p. 1, 1992
The historic nature of congressional action in codifying supplemental jurisdiction in section 1367 calls for a close examination of the legislative process and product. Section I of this Article presents a brief survey of the development of supplemental jurisdiction. Section II examines the history of the legislative process that produced section 1367. Section III contains a preliminary review of judicial decisions under the new supplemental jurisdiction statute. The Article concludes with some editorial remarks regarding the statute and the process by which it became public law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 58
Keywords: codification, supplemental jurisdiction, Title 28 U.S.C. section 1367, civil procedure, legislation
Date posted: December 17, 2011
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