Dinner and a Casebook

because, as a culture, we've officially run out of legal culinary puns

collard greens & subject matter jurisdiction

Sauteed Collard Greens as per Del Zimmerman on Epicurious and roasted potatoes with thyme, salt, and pepper. Egg fried in the leftover oil from the collard greens!

Grable & Sons Metal Products, Inc. v. Darue Engineering and Manufacturing, 545 U.S. 308 (2005). I was really hoping to start with something interesting to someone not a lawyer, but no dice. The issue is what kinds of claims can be brought into federal court, specifically whether a state claim which can be resolved only by solely federal analysis should be removed or not.

“The Court [in Merrell Dow] saw the missing cause of action not as a missing federal door key, always required, but as a missing welcome mat, required in the circumstances…”


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