Author: Gordon L. Weil
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-07-29
These three volumes contain the only collection of all substantive decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court under its original jurisdiction. This is a unique publication. Under the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court considers certain cases directly without taking them as an appeal from lower courts. These cases involve the United States and individual states and state against state. Cases between states may not be considered in any other court; the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction is exclusive.
Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: West Group
Release Date: 1990-08
Spells out the basic contours of district court jurisdiction in federal question, admiralty, and diversity cases, with notes on venue and on the Supreme Court's original jurisdiction. Tells the student something about the applicable law governing federal proceedings, including remedies against government officers. Deals with limitations on the exercise of jurisdiction that cuts across the various jurisdictional categories: sovereign and official immunities and a variety of statutory and judicial abstention doctrines. Follows the litigant into situations in which a federal court is asked to pass upon what another tribunal has already done.
Author: Jerome A. Barron
Release Date: 2012-05-29
The authors of this casebook are committed to reflect fully the dynamism, controversy, and excitement that characterize contemporary Constitutional Law. While generally striving for brevity, the authors lightly edit cases where the Court appears to be embarking on a new doctrinal course so that sharply different constitutional philosophies are fully and fairly presented. Features of the new Eighth Edition include: • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld -- the legality of the use of military commissions by the Executive Branch. • Boumediene v. Bush -- alien enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo and "the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus." • District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago -- the personal right to keep and bear arms vis-a-vis federal and state governments. • Gonzales v. Carhart -- limiting the abortion right. • United Haulers Association, Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority -- state regulation of solid waste and the dormant Commerce Clause • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 -- affirmative action in the public schools. In the area of free expression, among the many cases featured are: • Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project -- national security v. political advocacy. • Snyder v. Phelps -- offensive speech and funeral picketing. • Morse v. Frederick -- student speech in the high schools. • Garcetti v. Ceballos -- free expression rights of government employees. • United States v. Stevens -- animal cruelty and the limits of freedom of expression. • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association -- protecting children from violent video games. • Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission -- unleashing campaign spending by corporations and unions. The new 8th edition includes some of the latest law review literature as well as the leading constitutional cases covered in the previous edition. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies is updated annually with a supplement addressing recent developments in the area of Constitutional Law.
Author: Richard H. Seamon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2013-05-14
The Supreme Court Sourcebook provides carefully selected, edited, and analyzed materials on the Court, including academic literature, historical materials, internal court documents, Court filings, and judicial opinions. The flexible organization suits a variety of courses. An online component keeps the book current and interesting, with ready-to-use materials in pending cases for advocacy and opinion-writing simulations. The combined package gives professors a turnkey solution for teaching a theoretical course (examination of the Supreme Court as an institution), a hands-on course (simulations of oral argument and opinion writing in pending cases), or any custom combination in between. All of the authors have significant Supreme Court experience: Seamon served with now Chief Justice John Roberts in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, representing the U.S. in cases before the Court; Siegel clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens; Thai clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron R. White; and Watts clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens. Features: carefully selected, edited, and analyzed materials academic literature historical materials judicial opinions litigation papers internal court documents online component keeps the book current and interesting supplies ready-to-use packages of materials uses pending cases for advocacy and opinion-writing simulations flexible organization provides a turnkey solution for a variety of courses a theoretical course (examination of the Supreme Court as an institution) a hands-on course (simulations of oral argument and opinion writing in pending cases) any custom combination vast author experience working for and appearing before the Supreme Court Seamon served with now Chief Justice John Roberts in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, representing the U.S. in cases before the Court Siegel clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens Thai clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens and Justice Byron R. White Watts clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens
Author: Richard H. Chused
Release Date: 2010-06-28
This casebook raises interesting and challenging problems concerning the development of property law. Property concepts are introduced through cutting edge issues, such as intellectual property, rights of publicity, and ownership rights in the human body. Historical dimensions are presented through discussions of laws which formerly excluded certain individuals from most forms of ownership and property control, such as Native Americans, African Americans, and women. The text covers traditional topics: estates in land, landlord and tenant laws, transfers of property, private land use controls, and constitutional limitations on public land use controls. Most chapters are preceded by a concise summary of legal doctrines or common themes covered in the chapter. Explanatory Notes provide extensive explanations of cases and rules; they clarify complicated opinions with background information regarding the circumstances giving rise to the proceedings. Problems and Problem Notes take students beyond the realm of settled rules to generate analysis of the purpose behind the rules. This book also points students to relevant secondary sources for a broader understanding of property law. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Russell L. Weaver
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems is designed as a "teacher's book" by stimulating thought, inviting classroom discussion, and helping professors to effectively teach. Its thought-provoking problem approach encourages students to delve deeper into constitutional doctrine and gives them an accessible and interesting way to learn constitutional issues. Problems at the beginning of each chapter are referenced throughout the text for continuity. Principal constitutional law cases are edited as lightly as possible to allow the Supreme Court to speak for itself, and shorter notes accompany the problems. Chapter-opening problems in the Third Edition are revised in light of the 2011 Supreme Court health care decision. The Occupy Wall Street Movement is carefully explored as well. New court cases are included, such as National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, United States v. Alvarez, Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, Snyder v. Phelps, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Sorrel v. IMS Health Inc., Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Board, Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, and United States v. Stevens. Features: designed as a "teacher's book" stimulating thought inviting classroom discussion helping professors to teach effectively thought-provoking problem approach students delve deeper into constitutional doctrine accessible, interesting way to learn constitutional issues problems at the beginning of each chapter referenced throughout the text for continuity includes principal constitutional law cases edited as lightly as possible to allow the Supreme Court to speak for itself employs shorter notes combined with problems Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: chapter-opening problems revised in light of 2011 Supreme Court health care decision discussion of the Occupy Wall Street Movement new court cases National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, United States v. Alvarez, Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, Snyder v. Phelps, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Sorrel v. IMS Health Inc., Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, Arizona Free Enterprise Club s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Board, Stop theBeach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, and United States v. Stevens
Author: Laura E. Little
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2007
An approachable and practical study guide to what is considered a challenging and abstract subject, Examples & Explanations: Federal Courts provides students with a brief, textual introduction to doctrines, as well as examples and analytical answers. with a sensible, flexible organization, it adapts well to a variety of teaching approaches and learning styles. This reliable guide offers ample features and benefits: Cutting-edge coverage unveils many important recent developments absent in competing books, such as: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (non-Article III courts -- 2006) Marshall v. Marshall (diversity of citizenship -- 2006) The Class Action Fairness Act (diversity of citizenship -- 2005) Terri Schiavo litigation (congressional control of federal court jurisdiction -- 2005) Grable & Sons v. Darue Engineering (federal question jurisdiction -- 2005) Empire Healthchoice Assurance, Inc. v. McVeigh (2006) Exxon Mobil v. Allapattah (supplemental jurisdiction -- 2005) Lance v. Dennis (Rooker-Feldman doctrine 2006) Exxon Mobil v. Saudi Basic Industries (Rooker-Feldman doctrine -- 2005) Habeas Corpus cases (2005-2006) Nuances and unsettled issues in the law are openly addressed. the guide resists black letter simplification of legal concepts and capitalizes on this notion, without sacrificing clarity or meaningful analysis Complicated subjects are presented in an understandable manner. Widely respected federal courts scholar, Professor Laura E. Little, transforms her global knowledge of federal courts issues in a format that students can digest and master. An accessible and clear writing style provides lucid explanations of complex areas of the law and breaks down doctrines into component parts. Page layout is designed for easy retrieval and understanding A sensible and flexible organization caters to students with various learning styles. Topics are organized according to the various functions of federal courts, which gives the book thematic coherence while still allowing students to use the content according to their own needs Visual aids, including several graphs and illustrations that illustrate both "macro" and "micro" understandings of the material, are designed to convey intricacies of rules as well as larger relationships among doctrines and institutions Examples demonstrate complexities and ambiguities in the legal doctrine, while the explanations demonstrate practical skills for coping with uncertainty in the law, anticipating and outlining arguments on both sides of a controversy. Combined, these model good lawyering and exam-taking techniques