Federal Jurisdiction / Edition 6

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A student treatise, by one of the nation's leading authorities in Federal Jurisdiction, intended for use alongside any federal jurisdiction casebook. Features:

Comprehensive coverage, with clear descriptions and analyses of the doctrines and policies that determine the jurisdiction of the federal courts

Chemerinsky's straightforward approach, in which he clearly states the current law; identifies unresolved issues; and examines underlying, competing policy considerations

An even-handed treatment of the material, with multiple viewpoints presented

Has been used as the required text in lieu of a traditional casebook, with professors bringing in their own cases

New to the Sixth Edition:

Updates to include discussions of important developments that occurred after the current edition was published in 2007, among them:

Military Commissions Act and Boumediene v. Bush

Medellin v. Texas

Massachusetts v. EPA, Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, Sprint Communications v. APPC Services, and DaimlerChrysler v. Cuno

MedImmune v. Genentech

Habeas corpus developments

Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Stoneridge Investment Partner v. Scientific-Atlanta (implied rights of action)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454804024
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/26/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1132
  • Sales rank: 345,794
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Historical Background and Contemporary Themes

Part I Constitutional and Statutory Limits on Federal Court Jurisdictio n

Chapter 2 Justiciability: Constitutional and Prudential Limits on Federal Judicial Power

Chapter 3 Congressional Control of Federal Court Jurisdiction

Chapter 4 Congressional Power to Create Legislative Courts

Chapter 5 The Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts

Chapter 6 Federal Common Law

Part II Federal Court Relief Against Government and Government Officers

Chapter 7 Suits Against State Governments: The Eleventh Commandment

Chapter 8 Federal Court Relief Against Local Governments and State and Local Government Officers: 42 U.S.C. ยง1983

Chapter 9 Federal Court Relief Against Federal Officers and the Federal Government

Part III Federal Court Review of State Court Judgments and Proceedings

Chapter 10 United States Supreme Court Review

Chapter 11 Statutory Control of the Relationship Between Federal Courts and the States

Chapter 12 Federal Court Abstention Because of Unclear State Law

Chapter 13 Federal Court Abstention to Avoid Interference with Pending State Proceedings

Chapter 14 Abstention to Avoid Duplicative Litigation

Chapter 15 Federal Court Collateral Review of Criminal Convictions: Habeas Corpus

Appendix A The Constitution of the United States

Appendix B Selected Federal Statutes

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