1. What is the scope of diversity jurisdiction in Art. III 2 of the Constitution? For example, could Congress pass a statute saying that a state-law suit by a New Yorker against a New Yorker and a Californian for $50 dollars can get into federal court?

2. Consider the following cases, all of which are actions brought in federal court under state law with an amount in controversy greater than $75,000. Is there diversity (or alienage) jurisdiction under 1332?

a. A Californian sues a New Yorker and a Californian.

b. A Californian sues a German.

c. A German sues a Belgian.

d. A Californian sues Germany.

e. A Frenchman sues a Texan and a Californian. 

f. A German sues a Frenchman and a New Yorker.

g. A New Yorker and a German sue a Californian and a German.

h. A
New Yorker and a German sue a Californian and a Frenchman. 

i. Germany sues a Californian.

j. A Californian sues a French citizen domiciled in California who has not been admitted for permanent residence.

k. A Californian sues an American citizen domiciled in France.

3. Why does diversity jurisdiction exist? Is the diversity statute correctly drafted to serve these purposes? Would you redraft it? How? In connection with these questions consider the following scenarios:

    A from California sues B from Nevada in Federal Court in Oregon.
    A from California sues B from Nevada in Federal Court in California.
    A from California sues B from California and C from Nevada in Federal Court in Nevada.

In each scenario consider whether there is diversity jurisdiction and whether there should be.

4. In Baker v. Keck, what was the citizenship of the Progressive Mine Workers of America?

5. Why not look to the citizenship at the time of the events being adjudicated rather than the citizenship at the time of the commencement of the suit in order to determine diversity?

6. Does the decision in Baker v. Keck make sense given the underlying purposes of diversity jurisdiction?

7. Let’s say I'm domiciled in New York. I then establish the intent to move to Arizona permanently, but on the way I get in accident in Oklahoma, where I remain for rehabilitation. Where is my domicile?