Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Erie for Dummies

"Erie R. Co. v. Tompkins indicated that Congress does not have the constitutional authority to make the law that is applicable to controversies in diversity of citizenship cases." Bernhardt v. Polygraphic Co. of America, 350 U.S. 198, 202 (1956).

J. Stone has presented perhaps the most effectively succinct articulation of that over-wrought doctrine ever made.

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