In Federal Jurisdiction, Seventh Edition, luminary author Erwin Chemerinsky unpacks the black letter law and underlying policy issues of his subject with the clarity and penetrating insight for which he is renowned. An accessible and thorough exposition of the laws, issues, and policies that determine the jurisdiction of federal courts— students know they can rely on Federal Jurisdiction to inform and enrich their understanding of the cases and materials covered in this course.


  • Comprehensive coverage that includes historical background, contemporary themes, and a lucid three-part organization of topics
  • Illuminating descriptions and analyses of doctrine and policy
  • Readable prose that explains current law, identifies unresolved issues, and examines competing policy considerations
  • An even-handed treatment that considers multiple perspectives

Updated throughout, the SEVENTH EDITION includes:

  • Recent developments in standing, nonArticle III courts, sovereign immunity, Section 1983, Bevins liability, and habeas corpus 
    • New cases
    • Clapper v. Amnesty International
    • Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
    • Zivotofsky v. Clinton
    • Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif
    • Lane v. Franks
    • Minneci v. Pollard
    • Sprint Communications, Inc. v. Jacobs
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