New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article explores a simple but fundamental reform of the rules governing the state court personal jurisdiction: Congress could grant federal district courts the full judicial power authorized by the Constitution coupled with discretion to dismiss, transfer or remand cases when it appears that some other forum is clearly more adequate for resolving the controversy. If implemented, this reform could improve the fairness and efficiency of civil justice in the United States.

Date of Authorship for this Version

4-2013

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