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Jason A. Cantone, Carly E. Giffin
June 3, 2020

This report examines state and territorial statutes that authorize certification of questions of state law.

Jason A. Cantone, Carly E. Giffin
June 3, 2020

This report evaluates the use of certified questions of state law between 2010 and 2018 in three U.S. circuit courts of appeal: the Ninth, Sixth, and Third Circuits. The data shows variation in the rate of certification and timing of certification events between the circuits.

Emery G. Lee
December 1, 2011

The Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") asked the Federal Judicial Center to survey transferee judges in multidistrict litigation proceedings about their experiences in coordinating with state judges.

Thomas E. Baker
January 1, 2009

A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals provides an introduction to the complexity and nuance in the subject-matter jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Kathryn R. Urbonya, Martin A. Schwartz
January 1, 2008

Section 1983 Litigation, Section Edition analyzes the fundamental issues that arise in litigation under 42 U.S.C. - 1983, and the case law interpreting those issues.

Thomas E. Willging, Shannon R. Wheatman
December 17, 2005

This article presents attorney responses to a national random survey of 728 attorneys who represented plaintiffs and defendants in 621 recently closed class action cases.

James G. Apple, Frank Morey Coffin, William Hubbs Rehnquist, John Furniss
February 1, 1999

In this issue of the State-Federal Judicial Observer:

March 1, 1998

In this issue:

  • The Amistad Case and the Federal Courts
  • Documenting the Careers of Federal Judges

The Court Historian was an occasional newsletter (discontinued) from the Federal Judicial History Office.


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