Concise hornbook series. Study aids (West Academic Publishing)
"Designed for students in advanced courses and newly revised, this book explains the leading principles of federal jurisdiction. It covers such landmarks as Marbury v. Madison and Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents and the rules that govern original and appellate jurisdiction, justiciability and abstention, federal habeas corpus, and sovereign immunity. It discusses the enemy combatant cases, culminating in Boumediene, and recent Supreme Court decisions on such diverse issues as the legal foundation of the Ex parte Young action, the limits of federal ingredient jurisdiction, the demise of prudential standing, and the jurisdictional nuances of consumer class action litigation. Perhaps most important, the book provides students with a sense of the argumentative possibilities available to lawyers and jurists working within the federal courts' tradition."--Publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The architecture of Article III The nature of the judicial power The Supreme Court's original jurisdiction The Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction Original jurisdiction of the federal district courts The Erie Doctrine(s) and federal common law Government accountability Habeas corpus and government accountability Judicial restraint, abstention, and coordination Congressional control of state and federal jurisdiction Appendix: Selected constitutional and statutory provisions.
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Available in Other Form
Revision of: Pfander, James E. Principles of federal jurisdiction. Second edition. St. Paul, MN : West,  Original