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20 Sep 2010, 1:16 pm by Lawrence Solum
Here is the abstract: In 1874, the Supreme Court held in Murdock v City of Memphis that it lacked “jurisdiction” to review a state supreme court’s interpretation of state law, even in cases that present federal-law claims. [read post]
20 Sep 2011, 8:30 pm by Lawrence Solum
First, the Supreme Court’s categorical unwillingness to consider state-law reversals is nothing more than a self-imposed constraint from its 1874 decision in Murdock v. [read post]