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Editor: Colin Miller
Univ. of South Carolina School of Law

Monday, September 14, 2009

Welcome To The Blogosphere, (Relaunched) Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

Last Wednesday marked the relaunch of the renamed Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog. The blog, which used to be run by W. Jeremy Counseller and Rory Ryan of Baylor, is now being run by

-Robin Effron (Event Jurisdiction and Protective Coordination: Lessons from the September 11th LitigationDisaster-Specific Mechanisms for Consolidation) of Brooklyn;

-Cynthia L. Fountaine (Have License, Will Travel:  An Analysis of the New ABA Multijurisdictional Practice Rules, 81 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW QUARTERLY 737 (2003), Article III and the Adequate and Independent State Grounds Doctrine, 48 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1053 (1999)) of Texas Wesleyan; and

-Adam Steinman (The Irrepressible Myth of Celotex: Reconsidering Summary Judgment Burdens Twenty Years after the Trilogy, What is the Erie Doctrine? (And What Does it Mean for the Contemporary Politics of Judicial Federalism?)) of Cincinnati.

In the first post on the relaunched blog, the authors state:

Hello, and welcome to the renovated Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog on the Law Professor Blogs Network. There have been a number of changes recently, the most large-fonted of which is the addition of "& Federal Courts" to our name. This expansion recognizes the often blurry line between civil procedure issues and federal courts/federal jurisdiction issues, for both academics and practitioners. But the new name does not mean we'll be covering only federal civil procedure. We're interested in civil procedure in all its forms--state, federal, foreign, transnational.

We hope you find the Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog to be a valuable resource. And if readers come across bloggable developments that we've missed, please feel free to let any (or all) of us know; our contact info appears at the left. Folks who are interested in guest blogging are also encouraged to contact us.


I'm sure that we can expect a number of terrifics posts from these knowledgeable folks that will be helpful to litigants, judges, students, and professors like me who teach civil procedure. Indeed, there are already interesting posts on the blog concerning recent Ninth Circuit preemption opinions, Iqbal, and military commission trials.



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