The Domestic Relations Exception

“THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS EXCEPTION TO FEDERAL SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION”

Below are article written by Academics that discuss federal jurisdiction and the domestic relations exception. Click on the title of the report to view and download a copy.

Academic Articles:

  1. Karla Doe. Let’s Not Throw Out the Baby with the Bathwater: A Uniform Approach to the Domestic Relations Exception. 67 Emory L.J. 1077 (2018). 
  2. Joseph Carroll, Family Law Is Not “Civil”: The Faulty Foundation Of The Domestic Relations Exception To Federal Jurisdiction. Dickinson School of Law, Penn. St. U. American Bar Association. (2017)[1]
  3. James Pfander and Emily K. Damrau, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. A Non-Contentious Account of Article III’s Domestic Relation Exception. 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 117 (2016).
  4. Bradley G. Silverman, Federal Questions and the Domestic-Relations Exception. 125 Yale L.J. 1364 (2016).
  5. Steven G. Calabresi & Genna L. Sinel, The Same-Sex Marriage Cases and Federal Jurisdiction: On Third-Party Standing and Why the Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Jurisdiction Should Be Overruled. 70 Miami L. Rev. 708 (2016).
  6. Mark Strasser, Congress, Federal Courts, and Domestic Relations Exceptionalism. 12 Pub. Int. L.J. 193 (2013).
  7. Courtney G. Joslin, Windsor, Federalism, and Family Equality, 113 L. Rev. Sidebar 156 (2013).
  8. Travis Grant, The Domestic Relations Exception to Diversity Jurisdiction: Spousal Support Enforcement in the Federal Courts. 20 San Diego J. Contemp. Legal Issues 51 (2012).
  9. Meredith Johnson Harbach, Is the Family a Federal Question? 66 & Lee L. Rev. 131, 149-52 (2009).
  10. Emily Sack, The Domestic Relations Exception, Domestic Violence, and Equal Access to Federal Courts. 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1441, 1455-56, 1461-66 (2006).
  11. Kristin A. Collins, Federalism’s Fallacy: The Early Tradition of Federal Family Law and the Invention of States’ Rights. 26 Cardozo L. Rev. 1761, 1767 (2005).
  12. Lynn D. Wardle, Tyranny, Federalism, and the Federal Marriage Amendment. 17 Yale J.L. & Feminism 221 (2005).
  13. Jill Elaine Hasday, Federalism and the Family Reconstructed. 45 UCLA L. Rev. 1297, 1322-23 (1998).
  14. Michael Ashely Stein, The Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Jurisdiction: Rethinking an Unsettled Federal Courts Doctrine. 36 C. L. Rev. 669 (1995).
  15. Naomi R. Cahn, Family Law, Federalism, and the Federal Courts. 79 Iowa L. Rev. 1073 (1994).
  16. Thomas Dobbs, The Domestic Relations Exception is Narrowed after Ankenbrandt V. Richards. 28 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1137 (1993).
  17. Maryellen Murphy, Domestic Relations Exception to Diversity Jurisdiction: Ankenbrandt v. Richards. 28 New Eng. L. Rev. 577 (1993).
  18. Judith Resnik, “Naturally” Without Gender: Women, Jurisdiction, and the Federal Courts. 66 Y.U. L. Rev. 1682, 1682, 1739-50 (1991).
  19. Mark Stephen Poker, A Proposal for the Abolition of the Domestic Relations Exception. 71 L. Rev. 141 (1987).
  20. Barbara Freedman Wand. A Call for the Repudiation of the Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Jurisdiction. 30 L. Rev. 307, 359 n.272 (1985).
  21. Barbara Ann Atwood, Domestic Relations Cases in Federal Court: Toward a Principled Exercise of Jurisdiction. 35 Hastings L.J. 571 (1984).
  22. Bonnie Moore, Federal Jurisdiction and the Domestic Relations Exception: A Search for Parameters. 31 UCLA L. Rev. 843 (1984).
  23. Sharon Elizabeth Rush, Domestic Relations Law: Federal Jurisdiction and State Sovereignty in Perspective. 60 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1 (1984)
  24. Anthony Ullman, The Domestic Relations Exception to Diversity Jurisdiction. 83 Colum. L. Rev. 1824 (1983).
  25. Rebecca Swenson, Application of the Federal Abstention Doctrines to the Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Diversity Jurisdiction. 1983 Duke L.J. 1095 (1983).
  26. Federal Jurisdiction In Domestic Relations Cases – Spindel v. Spindel. 28 Md. L. Rev. 376 (1968).

[1] Mr. Carroll won the First-Place award in the 2017 American Bar Association Schwab Essay Contest, providing the harshest criticism of the Domestic Relations Exception by an Academic.