Supreme Court Mistakes: Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

Professor Sherry delivered her argument for including Erie Railroad v. Tompkins in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst… read more

Professor Sherry delivered her argument for including Erie Railroad v. Tompkins in the “Hall of Shame” as one of the worst United States Supreme Court decisions. The 1938 decision concluded that the federal courts do not have judicial power to create general federal common law when hearing state law claims under diversity jurisdiction. This led to “forum shopping” for filing lawsuits. Professor Childress then defended the decision. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Goodno moderated.

“Supreme Mistakes: Exploring the Most Maligned Decisions in Supreme Court History” was a Pepperdine Law Review Symposium. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Supreme Court Mistakes: Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

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Jun 19, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 26, 2011

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  • Jun 19, 2011 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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