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xxvi, 1155 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: Historical background and contemporary themes
  • Justiciability : constitutional and prudential limits on federal judicial power
  • Congressional control of federal and state court jurisdiction
  • Congressional power to create legislative courts
  • The subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts
  • Federal common law
  • Suits against state governments : the Eleventh Amendment and sovereign immunity
  • Federal court relief against local governments and state and local government officers : 42 U.S.C. Section 1983
  • Federal court relief against federal officers and the federal government
  • U.S. Supreme Court review
  • Statutory control of the relationship between federal courts and the states
  • Federal court abstention because of unclear state law
  • Federal court abstention to avoid review of state court judgments or interference with pending state proceedings
  • Abstention to avoid duplicative litigation
  • Federal court collateral review of criminal convictions : habeas corpus
  • Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America
  • Appendix B: Selected federal statutes.
Law Library (Crown)
cx, 1494 pages ; 27 cm.
  • The development and structure of the federal judicial system
  • The nature of the federal judicial function : cases and controversies
  • The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  • Congressional control of the distribution of judicial power among federal and state courts
  • Review of state court decisions by the Supreme Court
  • The law applied in civil actions in the district courts
  • Federal common law
  • The federal question jurisdiction of the district courts
  • Suits challenging official action
  • Judicial federalism : limitations on district court jurisdiction or its exercise
  • Federal habeas corpus
  • Advanced problems in judicial federalism
  • The diversity jurisdiction of the federal district courts.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-2403-01, LAW-294-01, LAW-294-01