U.S. Supreme Court Cites To Moore’s Federal Practice

In an opinion issued on Feb. 23, the U.S. Supreme Court once again cited Moore’s Federal Practice. In Hertz Corp. v. Friend (2010 U.S. LEXIS 1897), the high court held that for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction, a corporation should be considered a citizen of the state in which its “nerve center” — usually the company’s headquarters — is located. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for a unanimous court, referred to Moore’s as a “major treatise,” noting its more than 14 pages of coverage on the different jurisdictional tests applied. Professor Martin H. Redish, the author of the cited chapter, has been described in a review of his book, The Federal Courts in the Political Order, as “without a doubt the foremost scholar on issues of federal court jurisdiction in this generation.”