I didn't see anything in Pennoyer v. Neff about all the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. How, can it be the foundation of civil procedure without the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?
And, before you write Mid-Atlantic off, I challenge you to read all the cases cited in just chapter one of the Gilberts' Outline, alone, (we read all the cases in each volume) and tell me you still remember what the court said in Pennoyer before you express such dismay at my having to review it. You obviously have not attended any online law school. Otherwise, you wouldn't make such presumptive statements. Any school, online or otherwise, it what the student makes of it. The student does the reading and the learning by his or her efforts alone. Online and correspondence law schools are not a waste of time. The concept has been proven worthy in Great Britain for the last hundred years.
And, did you also know that being deceptive is not encouraged in the field of law? You acted as though you were interested in a sincere discussion and later, admitted to wanting to teach me a thing or two about "thinking like a lawyer." I think that one of the reasons why attorneys have such a bad reputation is because some of them really think like you do: saying one thing and thinking something entirely different.
Here I was under the impression that the real significance of Pennoyer was to root the concept of personal jurisdiction in the Fourteenth Amendment.
Personally, I thought the casebooks were, in large part, a waste of time. One could get through class and school using Gilberts and canned briefs.
There is more to Pennoyer than just the concept of personal jurisdiction.
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