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222 sec. 1 - Federal Courts (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Amanda Tyler  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuTh 2:15-3:25
Meeting Location: 132

Course Start: August 25, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49571


This course studies the role of the federal courts in the federal system. This is an advanced course in public law, judicial administration, and constitutional litigation. The course will cover the following topics (among others): the power of Congress to regulate the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts; non-Article III courts; the case or controversy requirement; doctrines of sovereign and individual immunity; choice of law in the federal courts and federal common law; Supreme Court review of state court judgments; federal habeas corpus; and, time permitting, the Suspension Clause and related issues from the War on Terrorism.

Prerequisites:
Constitutional Law strongly encouraged

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Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Public Law and Policy

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  • The Federal Courts and the Federal System
    Henry M., Jr. Hart, Herbert Wechsler, Richard H., Jr. Fallon, John F. Manning, Daniel J. Meltzer, David L. Shapiro,
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599413426
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $102.24
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The Federal Courts and the Federal System -- 2014 Supplement
    Richard H., Jr. Fallon, John F. Manning, Daniel J. Meltzer, David L. Shapiro
    Edition: 2014 SUPPLEMENT
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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