翻意expanded interstate reach of
expanded interstate reach of state court power as traditionally understood ,the territorial boundaries of a state defined the limits of the power of its courts over defendants. thus, a court of one state generally had no power to handle a suit against a defendant from another state, unless that defendant was present or owned property in the first state at the time suit was commenced. astate court's ability to bind a defendant to its judgments is called 'long-arm'jurisdiction' and the ability to bind an out-of-state defendant is called 'long-arm' jurisdiciton . the court expanded this power in the seconf half of the 20th century.