Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts records
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At the May 1959 Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren encouraged the ALI to undertake a study to define the jurisdictions of state and federal courts. Following a feasibility study by Professor Charles Bunn, the ALI assembled a group of its members to create the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968. Richard Field, Paul J. Mishkin, and Charles Alan Wright served as reporters on the project. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in theUnited States Code.
The Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records, 1959-1969, include a preliminary study, drafts, memoranda, correspondence, and related records concerning the drafting and adoption of the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts, promulgated in 1968.
The preliminary study series includes a copy of a speech delivered by Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren to the American Law Institute, in which Warren calls for the ALI to study the jurisdictions between state and federal courts, and the preliminary study by Charles Bunn that resulted from Warren's address.
Throughout this collection, reasearchers should note the following abbreviations when examining the collection: "PD" stands for Preliminary Draft "TD" stands for Tentative Draft "CD" stands for Council Draft
First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.
An item-level container list is available offline in spreadsheet form.
Preliminary container list prepared by Melissa Backes, 1995-2005.
Reprocessed by Chris Defeliciantonio, September 2007.
Encoded by Jordon Steele, May 2008.
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