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The First Ever (Maybe) Original Jurisdiction Standings


Jay Wexler


Boston University School of Law

David Hatton


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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: February 11, 2012  

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Wexler, Jay and Hatton, David, The First Ever (Maybe) Original Jurisdiction Standings (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. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2002693

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Jay Wexler (Contact Author)
Boston University School of Law ( email )
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States
David Hatton
Boston University - School of Law ( email )
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States
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