Aspen Treatise for Federal Jurisdiction

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, May 15, 2016 - Law - 1200 pages
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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.


  • 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

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Constitutional and Statutory Limits on Federal
denying review
Congressional Control of Federal and State
Congressional Power to Create Legislative
The Subject Matter Jurisdiction of
purposes of the federal question jurisdiction statute
Federal Common
U S Supreme Court Review
Decisions If There Are Independent and Adequate State
Statutory Control of the Relationship Between
rights secured by federal civil rights laws
Federal Court Abstention to Avoid Review
Abstention to Avoid Duplicative Litigation
Habeas Corpus

Federal Court Relief Against Governments
Federal Court Relief Against Local
Federal Court Relief Against Federal Officers
monetary relief
Federal Court Review of State Court Judgments
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States of America
Appendix B Selected Federal Statutes
Table of Cases

Common terms and phrases

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