One of the most basic tenets of federal judicial law is that a federal
court must have subject matter jurisdiction in order to hear a case.1 Subject
matter jurisdiction is conferred upon the courts by the U.S. Constitution or
Landrum, Susan D.
"Getting Your Case Into Federal Court: A Comprehensive Guide To Diversity Jurisdiction In The Eleventh Circuit,"
Nova Law Review: Vol. 39
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Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol39/iss2/2