The thesis of this article is that if the "manifest disregard" of the law standard is either rejected as doctrinally unsound or somehow harmonized with Section 10(a) of the FAA in a manner that precludes judicial intrusion into the merits of commercial arbitration awards, the legitimacy of all of the remaining nonstatutory grounds for vacatur will be eviscerated. If those nonstatutory standards were eliminated, the law of vacatur would be restored to the simple, straightforward standards articulated by Congress in Section 10(a) of the FAA



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