Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Erie Meets the First Amendment

Howard Wasserman just posted an interesting question over at PrawfsBlawg: 

So here is a nice Erie question: In a diversity action, must a federal court apply the state-law standard for when a plaintiff can subpoena the identity of an anonymous poster or can it utilize a different federal standard?

The rest of the post describes the context for his question.  To read it, click here. --RR


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