Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Supreme Court heard arguments on last Thursday in Haywood v Drown. The bulk of the argument focused on the jurisdictional issue. As SCOTUSblog pointed out, at one point Justice Alito asked whether there was some "Platonic ideal of jurisdiction versus non-jurisdiction.” You can read the full argument transcript here. Also of interest is the amicus brief filed by a group of constitutional law and civil procedure professors arguing for reversal of the New York Court of Appeals decision. You can read that here.