Candid About Diversity (Jurisdiction)

Orrin Hatch, on a conversation at the Supreme Court, presumably during Rehnquist’s tenure:

I attended a meeting at the U.S. Supreme Court at which some of the justices said to me, “you have to get rid of diversity jurisdiction.” I stared the Chief Justice down, and said, “we’re not going to do that.”

Hmmmm. Hat tip: Ann Althouse.