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Rules of Decisions Act

Justice Brandeis seems to interpret the Act differently based on recent
research which he thought clearly showed that the purpose of the section was
to make certain that, in all matters except where federal law was involved and
controlled, that state law would apply in all diversity cases.  Justice
Brandeis also seems to have had the benefit of cases post-Swift which had
criticized Justice Story's decision.  Also, Justice Brandeis had the benefit
of time to see how the Swift decision worked in actual practice.  It did not
seem to have the results that Justice Story intended for it to have.