After class, Allie Maples mention a scenario in which the Mottleys could have gotten into federal court in a way that satisfied the well pleaded complaint rule, by suing the United States under the Fifth Amendment. The last time this very creative idea was brought up was four years ago, so I will link to my discussion then.
Civil Procedure exam questions from Michael S. Green's course at William and Mary, with occasional posts on other teaching and research.
NOTE: For those interested in old Civ Pro exam questions with answers, I have not systematically updated the answers in the older posts to take into account changes in the law (and especially since 2016). As a result, some answers will be out of date.
To repeat, some answers to questions are out of date!