What happens if Congress says only state courts have jurisdiction?

November 28th, 2011

That seems to be the issue in Mims v. Arrow Financial Services:

Did Congress divest the federal district courts of their federal-question jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1331 over private actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

The transcript is here. Liptak has a review here. I’ll wait for the Court’s opinion.