Journal of Law, Vol. 2, (Journal of Legal Metrics, Vol. 1), No. 19, 2012
7 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 10, 2012
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.
Keywords: Supreme Court, Original Jurisdiction
JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2002693