On September 2, 2022, WLF urged the Supreme Court to reject Pennsylvania’s nearly limitless long-arm statute.  The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania correctly held that exercising general jurisdiction over every company that registers to do business in the Commonwealth violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. WLF’s brief explains why this was the correct decision and how the stare decisis factors support overruling the Court’s 1917 Pennsylvania Fire decision. The brief also explains why the Court should not address Mallory’s newfound (and belatedly raised) appreciation for the Fourteenth Amendment’s original public meaning.


U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief

Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision

Pennsylvania Supreme Court amicus brief