In this essay, Professor Baker assumes that the decision to get into or stay in federal court has been made, for whatever reason. His concentration is focused on providing a checklist of some of the typical challenges to jurisdiction and to highlight some uncommon responses. Organizationally, he first considers general issues which apply to all cases, and then considers separately some issues in diversity cases and in federal question cases.
Thomas E. Baker,
Thinking About Federal Jurisdiction — Of Serpents and Swallows
, 17 St. Mary's L.J. 239
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