Sunday, September 13, 2009

Eleventh Circuit On State Law Is Merely A Guess

In Lefrere v. Quezada (09-10024), the Eleventh Circuit reminds us that when they make a ruling regarding state law, it is merely a guess.  The court's opinion began:
Because state supreme courts are the final arbiters of state law, “when we write to a state law issue, we write in faint and disappearing ink,” and “once the state supreme court speaks the effect of anything we have written vanishes like the proverbial bat in daylight, only faster.”


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