On November 30 and December 1, 2007, the University of Pennslyvania Law Review conducted a symposium entitled "Fairness to Whom? Perspectives on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005." The papers presented at the symposium will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Review. Meanwhile, draft copies of a number of the papers are available at this link, and they sound very interesting:
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 in Historical Context: A Preliminary View by Stephen B. Burbank
CAFA Judicata: A Tale of Waste and Politics by Kevin M. Clermont & Theodore Eisenberg
CAFA and the Revenge of the Mistrusted Lawyer by Howard M. Erichson
Erie Doctrine Repealed by Congress? by Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.
Class Action Settlements Under Attack by Samuel Issacharoff & Richard A. Nagareda
The Impact of the Class Action Fairness Act on the Federal Courts: An Empirical Analysis of Filings and Removals by Emery G. Lee III & Thomas E. Willging
Assessing CAFA's Stated Jurisdictional Policy by Richard L. Marcus
The Class Action Fairness Act in Perspective: The Old and the New in Federal Jurisdictional Reform by Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
The Public Role in Private Governance: Some Reflections on CAFA's Early Experience by William B. Rubenstein
The Role of Choice of Law in National Class Actions by Linda Silberman
Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action by Tobias Barrington Wolff