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Abstract

The article discusses the constitutionality of allowing non-state parties to intervene in original jurisdiction lawsuits in the U.S. The author examines the history of non-state party involvement in U.S. Supreme Court cases, including Alabama v. North Carolina (130 S. Ct. 2295), South Carolina, v. North Carolina (130 S. Ct. 854), and Oklahoma v. Texas (258 U.S. 574). The author analyzes U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' argument against non-state intervention in the Alabama case.

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