Federal Jurisdiction

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Aspen Publishers, 2003 - Law - 1040 pages
Widely regarded as the core text in federal jurisdiction, Chemerinsky's treatise covers this complex area of law with unrivaled clarity and authority. His approach to the material is straightforward--first defining the law, next identifying unresolved issues, then examining the underlying policy ramifications. Chemerinsky treats doctrine and policy issues more thoroughly than other texts--always with a balanced view that articulates all sides of an issue. Designed to accompany any of the major casebooks, this title is frequently assigned as the course text by instructors who prefer to supply their own case materials. A cornerstone of federal jurisdiction courses, this leading treatise offers:
- an authoritative overview of federal jurisdiction that clearly states the current law, identifies unresolved issues, then explains the underlying doctrinal and policy debates
- a closer look at underlying doctrine than other texts, helping students to gain a better grasp of the fundamental legal issues and policy ramifications behind federal jurisdiction cases
- a balanced approach to arguments and case material, providing students with a well-rounded view of case precedent and a keen appreciation of the arguments on both sides of a given issueThis new 2003 edition has been thoroughly updated to include:
- new coverage of sovereign immunity in such cases as Florida Prepaid v. College Savings Bank, Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents, University of Alabama v. Garrett, Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina, and others
- more on restrictions of jurisdiction with particular attention to immigration cases such as St. Cyr v. INS and Zadvydas v. Davis, as well as parts of the USAPatriot Act and the Executive Order establishing military tribunals
- recent U.S. Supreme Court cases on habeas corpus covering the court's interpretations of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act in Williams v. Taylor, Tyler v. Cain, Artus v. Bennett, and others

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Historical Background
Themes in the Law and Study of Federal Jurisdiction
Constitutional and Statutory Limits

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About the author (2003)

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean and distinguished professor of law and the Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in political science. He lives in Irvine.

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