Codification of Supplemental Jurisdiction: Anatomy of a Legislative Proposal

58 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011  

Arthur D. Wolf

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: December 16, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: codification, supplemental jurisdiction, Title 28 U.S.C. section 1367, civil procedure, legislation

Suggested Citation

Wolf, Arthur D., Codification of Supplemental Jurisdiction: Anatomy of a Legislative Proposal (December 16, 2011). Western New England Law Review, Vol. 14, p. 1, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973141

Arthur D. Wolf (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

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United States

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