Judicial Jurisdiction in the United States and in the European Communities: A Comparison

Eric Stein deserves our gratitude for making European integration accessible to American students and teachers. He has taught and written widely on this important subject, and the casebook he published with Hay and Waelbroeck is a valuable aid for dispelling what a judge of the Communities’ Court of Justice called “splendid mutual ignorance.” Following Judge Pescatore’s suggestion that it is time to take note of the experience gathered on both sides of the Atlantic, it seems worthwhile to compare the evolution of jurisdictional principles in the United States and in the Common Market.