If ever there was a case for reviving the amount-in-controversy requirement for federal question jurisdiction Board of Regents v. Southworth is it.
At issue in Southworth, No. 98-1189, which the Supreme Court hears Nov. 9, is less than $3 per person. That pittance reflects the portion of a mandatory student activity fee that-according to objecting conservative students-supports liberal and progressive student groups at the University of Wisconsin each semester.
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