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Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records

ALI.04.007

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
Creator:
American Law Institute
Title:
Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records
Date [inclusive]:
1959-1969
Call Number:
ALI.04.007
Extent:
1.5 cubic feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
2
Container:
1-14
Text: [Box]
1
Container:
1-24
Abstract:
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. The resulting study formed the basis of Title 28 in the United States Code. The collection, 1959-1969, includes 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.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Study of the Division of Jurisdiction Between State and Federal Courts Records, American Law Institute Archives, ALI.04.007, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

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 the United States Code.

Scope and Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives,  2008

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jordon Steele

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to material of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

First shipment received from the American Law Institute in 1995.

Processing Information note

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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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Judgments
  • Jurisdiction

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