Boston University School of Law

 

The First Ever
(Maybe)
Original Jurisdiction
Standings


2 Journal of Law (1 J. Legal Metrics) 19 (2012)

Jay Wexler
Boston University School of Law

David Hatton
Boston University School of Law - JD Candidate

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.

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Suggested Citation:

David Hatton & Jay Wexler, "The First Ever (Maybe) Original Jurisdiction Standings," 2 Journal of Law (1 J. Legal Metrics) 19 (2012), B.U. Law Paper No. 12-5.

Contact Information

Jay Wexler
Professor of Law

Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Email: jaywex@bu.edu

David Hatton
J.D. Candidate at the Boston University School of Law

Email: dhatton@bu.edu

 

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