An Originalist Take on Diversity Jurisdiction

Litigation Practice Group Teleforum
Start : Thursday, October 17, 2013 03:00 PM
End : Thursday, October 17, 2013 04:00 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Charles J. Cooper


Ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of oral arguments in Mississippi v. AU Optronics on November 6, Constitutional law expert and states' rights advocate Chuck Cooper would like to encourage a broader discussion of the underlying issue of the case - what is the proper scope of federal courts' diversity jurisdiction. In a September 10 amicus brief, Cooper argues that an originalist reading of Article III suggests that an out-of-state defendant has what amounts to a Constitutional right to remove to federal court "controversies between citizens of different states" and "between a state and citizens of another state." Cooper will discuss the main points of his argument and field questions from the call-in audience.


  • Mr. Chuck Cooper, Founder, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC; Board Member, Access to Courts Initiative

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