Friday, March 10, 2017

For Monday after break--Section A

Friday audio. Have a good break.

Preliminary Exam will be posted on Monday, March 20 and due at the beginning of class on Monday, March 27. Essay VI will be posted on Friday, March 24 and due on Wednesday, March 29.

I realized after class that I did not assign Belleville for today; read it to see how subject matter jurisdiction came up.

We continue with Diversity Jurisdiction. Read the entire section.

   • What is the difference between complete diversity and minimal diversity? What is required by § 1332? What is required by Article III? And why does it make a difference?
   • What are the policy reasons for requiring complete rather than minimal diversity? What are the problems with that argument? 
   • Where was Mrs. Mas from and why? What is the difference between complete and minimal diversity?
   • How are entities treated for diversity purposes?
   • What is the policy behind the exception clause in § 1332(a)(2)?
   • Review the allegations of diversity jurisdiction in Wal Mart and VOA? Was diversity jurisdiction alleged correctly? Why or why not?