The First Ever (Maybe) Original Jurisdiction Standings
Boston University School of Law
Boston University - School of Law
February 10, 2012
Journal of Law, Vol. 2, (Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 1), No. 19, 2012
Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-05
One of the more interesting clauses of the Constitution is the one that gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to hear lawsuits brought by one state against another state. These cases have historically made up a consistent, though small, part of the Supreme Court’s docket, but nobody has yet to investigate how the various states have fared in these suits. In this article, we analyze all of the state versus state cases decided over the past 112 years and provide the first ever (we think) official standings of how the states stack up. Minnesota is the big winner.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Supreme Court, Original Jurisdiction
JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49
Date posted: February 11, 2012
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