Federal Courts

ISBN-10: 0735588260

ISBN-13: 9780735588264

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Laura E. Little

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 2/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Introduction to Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
Strategy for Studying Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
Authority of Federal Court to Adjudicate
Federal Question Jurisdiction in Lower Federal Courts
Diversity of Citizenship Jurisdiction in Lower Federal Courts
Supplemental Jurisdiction in Lower Federal Courts
Limitations of Federal Court Adjudication
Justiciability Doctrines
Congressional Control over Jurisdictions
Anti-Injunction Act
Abstention Doctrines
Role of State Courts in the Federalist System
State Court Authority to Enforce Federal Law
State Court Responsibility to Enforce Federal Law
Federal Courts as Supervisors of State Courts
Role of United States Supreme Court
Role of Lower Federal Courts: Habeas Corpus and the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine
Federal Courts as Supervisors of State Officials and Agencies
Eleventh Amendment Restrictions
Section 1983
Federal Courts as Lawmakers
The Erie Mandate and the Legitimacy of Federal Court Lawmaking
Federal Common Law
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