Publication Detail

The “Complete Diversity” Requirement for Federal Jurisdiction: Time to Correct this 210-Year-Old Error
Topic: Civil Justice Reform
By E. Donald Elliott, Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Senior Of Counsel to Covington & Burling LLP in its Washington, DC office.
Legal Opinion Letter, July 28, 2017, 2 pages
Download a PDF of the Publication
Publication Summary:

Contrary to an 1806 Supreme Court decision, which its author Chief Justice Marshall later disavowed, the Constitution’s Diversity Jurisdiction Clause does not mandate that in order to remove a suit from state to federal court, every defendant must reside in a state where no plaintiffs reside.
  • Welcome to the Washington Legal Foundation
  • 2009 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • info@wlf.org  |  ph. 202-588-0302
    ©2018 WLF All Rights Reserved