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Does Palin know CAFA? You Betcha! Thanks to the 2007 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Symposium and Accompanying Articles.

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Sure, we know, we know! Old Joe may know foreign policy, and O may know health care, and Mac may even know cutting congressional earmarks, but Palin knows CAFA! You know how we know, because this hockey-mom pulled off the CAFA hat-trick:

 “Do I know CAFA? You betcha I do! I know (1) the statute, (2) the history, and (3) the impact, and I know all of this thanks to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Symposium from 2007, Fairness to Whom? Perspectives on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.” 

[The veracity of this direct quote cannot be verified, and in fact comes from one of our less reliable bloggers who smells of cabbage and liquor. But, the editorial staff is willing to bet that the substance is indeed attributable to Sarah Palin, or maybe Tina Fey, or maybe Sarah Baylin (the proprietor of Sarah’s Liquor Lodge).]

While you can’t attend the symposium now, the papers that comprised the discussion can be found in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. We encourage you to check them out [listed below] and learn more about topics ranging from the history of the statute, its effect on jurisdictional questions, federalism, and settlements.

THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF 2005 IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: A PRELIMINARY VIEW, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1439 (2008)

CAFA JUDICATA: A TALE OF WASTE AND POLITICS, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1553 (2008)

CAFA’S IMPACT ON CLASS ACTION LAWYERS, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1593 (2008)

THE IMPACT OF THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT ON THE FEDERAL COURTS: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF FILINGS AND REMOVALS, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1723 (2008)

ASSESSING CAFA’S STATED JURISDICTIONAL POLICY, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1765 (2008)

THE CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT IN PERSPECTIVE: THE OLD AND THE NEW IN FEDERAL JURISDICTIONAL REFORM, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1823 (2008)

LESSONS IN FEDERALISM FROM THE 1960S CLASS ACTION RULE AND THE 2005

CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT: "THE POLITICAL SAFEGUARDS" OF AGGREGATE TRANSLOCAL ACTIONS, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1929 (2008)

CAFA SETTLEMENT NOTICE PROVISION: OPTIMAL REGULATORY POLICY?, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1971 (2008)

FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND DUE PROCESS IN THE ERA OF THE NATIONWIDE CLASS ACTION, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2035 (2008)

OVERRULING ERIE: NATIONWIDE CLASS ACTIONS AND NATIONAL COMMON LAW, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2135 (2008)

COMMENTARY ON CLASS SETTLEMENTS UNDER ATTACK, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2143 (2008)