Law of Federal Courts

Author: Charles Alan Wright
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314251251
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Civil procedure

Offers practical guidance and comprehensive coverage on all aspects of federal court jurisdiction and litigation procedure, as well as the relationship between the state and federal courts. Text reviews the federal judicial system; judicial power of the United States; diversity of citizenship; venue; pleadings, trials, and judgments; and appellate court jurisdiction.

Federal Courts And the Law of Federal State Relations 2006

Author: Peter W. Low
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599414767
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Law

This is the 2008 supplement to Low and Jeffries' Federal Courts and the Law of Federal-State Relations, 6th Edition law school casebook. This supplement contains cases decided since the release of the latest edition of the casebook as well as expertly drafted notes and questions for classroom discussion.

Principles of Federal Jurisdiction

Author: James E. Pfander
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314265236
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Designed for students in advanced courses and newly revised, this book explains the leading principles of federal jurisdiction. It includes such landmarks as Marbury v. Madison and Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents and the rules that govern original and appellate jurisdiction, justiciability and abstention, federal habeas corpus, and sovereign immunity. It discusses the enemy combatant cases, culminating in Boumediene, and recent Supreme Court decisions on such diverse issues as the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, federal ingredient jurisdiction, complete preemption removal, and supplemental jurisdiction. Perhaps most important, the book provides students with a sense of the argumentative possibilities available to lawyers and jurists working within the federal courts' tradition.

Federal Court Basics

Author: The Administrative Office of the United
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499313764
Release Date: 2014-04-30

Federal Court Basics - Master the structure and function of federal and state courts. Discover the differences in structure, judicial selection, and cases heard in each system. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the United States. It creates a federal system of government in which power is shared between the federal government and the state governments. Due to federalism, both the federal government and each of the state governments have their own court systems. The Judicial Branch has two court systems: federal and state. While each hears certain types of cases, neither is completely independent of the other. The two systems often interact and share the goal of fairly handling legal issues. The U.S. Constitution created a governmental structure known as federalism that calls for the sharing of powers between the national and state governments. The Constitution gives certain powers to the federal government and reserves the rest for the states. The federal court system deals with legal issues expressly or implicitly granted to it by the U.S. Constitution. The state court systems deal with their respective state constitutions and the legal issues that the U.S. Constitution did not give to the federal government or explicitly deny to the states. For example, because the Constitution gives Congress sole authority to make uniform laws concerning bankruptcies, a state court would lack jurisdiction. Likewise, since the Constitution does not give the federal government authority in most family law matters, a federal court would lack jurisdiction in a divorce case.

Federal Courts Standards of Review

Author: Harry T. Edwards
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063708361
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

This sophisticated but easy to understand exposition of the standards of review offers an invaluable resource for law students, law clerks, and practitioners. Decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals invariably are shaped by the applicable standards of review. Filling a huge gap in the literature, Standards of Review masterfully explains the standards controlling appellate review of district court decisions and agency actions. Leading academics have described the text as a superb treatment, clear and comprehensive, of a crucial aspect of every appellate case, that makes accessible even the most complex doctrines of review.

Aspen Student Treatise for Federal Jurisdiction

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454878605
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Law

In Federal Jurisdiction, Seventh Edition, luminary author Erwin Chemerinsky unpacks the black letter law and underlying policy issues of his subject with the clarity and penetrating insight for which he is renowned. An accessible and thorough exposition of the laws, issues, and policies that determine the jurisdiction of federal courts— students know they can rely on Federal Jurisdiction to inform and enrich their understanding of the cases and materials covered in this course. FEDERAL JURISDICTION, SEVENTH EDITION features: Comprehensive coverage that includes historical background, contemporary themes, and a lucid three-part organization of topics Illuminating descriptions and analyses of doctrine and policy Readable prose that explains current law, identifies unresolved issues, and examines competing policy considerations An even-handed treatment that considers multiple perspectives Updated throughout, the SEVENTH EDITION includes: Recent developments in standing, nonArticle III courts, sovereign immunity, Section 1983, Bevins liability, and habeas corpus New cases Clapper v. Amnesty International Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus Zivotofsky v. Clinton Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif Lane v. Franks Minneci v. Pollard Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Jacobs