11) The JCUS expressed concern that the proposed legislation "was inconsistent with principles of federalism and would add substantially to the workload of the federal courts.
18) At that meeting, the JCUS adjusted its position regarding CAFA, adopting a resolution stating that "the use of minimal diversity of citizenship may be appropriate to the maintenance of significant multi-state class action litigation in the federal courts.
The 2003 resolution, the product of extensive discussions between the JCUS Committee on Rules and the JCUS Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, (22) reflected a new synthesis of the administrative, federalism, and national perspectives.
The changes appear to be designed to implement the JCUS suggestion to incorporate in the statute "sufficient limitations and threshold requirements" to protect both the state and federal courts' interests.
Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote to the JCUS and asked for legislative language to implement the Conference's March 2003 recommendations.
The final point made in the JCUS resolution and in its letter to Senator Leahy emphasized that any legislation should not "'unduly intrude on state courts or burden federal courts.
45) These pointed references to national and federalism factors seem tailored to the principles put forth by the JCUS.
4) JCUS, LONG RANGE PLAN FOR THE FEDERAL COURTS 31 & n.
2003) [hereinafter JCUS 2003 RESOLUTION] (citing REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES 45 (Sept.