Federal Jurisdiction

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Aspen Law & Business, 1999 - Courts - 1003 pages
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This powerful student treatise incorporates new material and builds on its strengths as it enters into its Third Edition. Chemerinksky's textbook is widely viewed as 'the bible of federal jurisdiction' by both professors and students who appreciate its authoritative yet accessible coverage of this challenging subject. Unlike other books for this course, Chemerinksky's FEDERAL JURISDICTION goes beyond black-letter law to illuminate underlying issues and make doctrine meaningful to students.
Some of its many distinguishing features include:
clear descriptions and analysis of the doctrines and policies that determine the jurisdiction of federal courts
direct and engaging writing style that captures and holds student interest
Chemerinksky's straightforward approach in which he states the current law, identifies unresolved issues, and examines competing policy considerations
an even-handed treatment of the material presenting a wide range of views
Scrupulously revised for absolute currency, FEDERAL JURISDICTION, Third Edition features:
updated cases and citations in every chapter
a rewritten chapter on justiciability which highlights new cases on the important issue of standing
recent Congressional restrictions on federal court jurisdiction
a revised chapter on the Eleventh Amendment which addresses the large number of recent Supreme Court cases
substantial changes in the chapter on Section 1983 to reflect new casesconcerning individual and governmental liability
a revised chapter on habeas corpus which now includes antiterrorism and the Effective Death Penaly Act
When you want your students to understand the law of federal jurisdiction in context - with its full range of policy implications and political consequences - turn to one of the nation's leading authorities on federal jurisdiction and constitutional law, author Erwin Chemerinksky's FEDERAL JURISDICTION, Third Edition.

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Historical Background
A History of Federal Jurisdiction Since the Judiciary
Constitutional and Statutory Limits

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About the author (1999)

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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