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Federal Jurisdiction, Seventh Edition

Erwin Chemerinsky


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    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.

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    Page Count 1184
    Published 05/09/2016
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    Chapter 1 Introduction: Historical Background and Contemporary Themes

    PART I Constitutional and Statutory Limits on Federal Court Jurisdiction
    Chapter 2 Justiciability: Constitutional and Prudential Limits on Federal Judicial Power
    Chapter 3 Congressional Control of Federal and State Court Jurisdiction
    Chapter 4 Congressional Power to Create Legislative Courts
    Chapter 5 The Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
    Chapter 6 Federal Common Law

    PART II Federal Court Relief Against Governments and Government Officers
    Chapter 7 Suits Against State Governments: The Eleventh Amendment and Sovereign Immunity
    Chapter 8 Federal Court Relief Against Local Governments and State and Local Government Officers: 42 U.S.C. §1983
    Chapter 9 Federal Court Relief Against Federal Officers and the Federal Government

    PART III Federal Court Review of State Court Judgments and Proceedings
    Chapter 10 U.S. Supreme Court Review
    Chapter 11 Statutory Control of the Relationship Between Federal Courts and the States
    Chapter 12 Federal Court Abstention Because of Unclear State Law
    Chapter 13 Federal Court Abstention to Avoid Review of State Court Judgments or Interference with Pending State Proceedings
    Chapter 14 Abstention to Avoid Duplicative Litigation
    Chapter 15 Federal Court Collateral Review of Criminal Convictions: Habeas Corpus

    Appendix A The Constitution of the United States of America
    Appendix B Selected Federal Statutes

    Table of Cases

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    Erwin Chemerinsky

    Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Professor Chemerinsky was a member of the Duke University Law School faculty from 2004 until 2008. He joined Duke after 21 years at the University of Southern California Law School, where he was the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. Before that he was a professor at DePaul College of Law from 1980-83. Practiced law as a trial attorney, United States Department of Justice, and at Dobrovir, Oakes & Gebhardt in Washington, D.C. Received a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

    Publications: The author of several books and casebooks, including The Case Against the Supreme Court (Viking, 2014), The Conservative Assualt on the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2010), Federal Jurisdiction (Aspen 7th ed. 2016) (a one volume treatise on federal courts); Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen 5th ed. 2015) (a one volume treatise on constitutional law); Constitutional Law (Aspen 5th ed. 2016) (a casebook); Interpreting the Constitution (Praeger 1987). Also, author of over 100 law review articles that have appeared in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Stanford Law Review and Yale Law Journal. Writes a regular column on the Supreme Court for California Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and Trial Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and other magazines. Regularly serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.

    In April 2005, was named by Legal Affairs as one of the top 20 legal thinkers in America. Named by the Daily Journal every year from 1998-2003 as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California. Awards include the 2003 President's Award from the Criminal Courts Bar Association; 2003 Freedom of Information Award form the Society for Professional Journalists; 2002 Community Service Award from the Western Center on Law and Poverty; 2001 Community Service Award from the Anti-Defamation League; 2001 Clarence Darrow Award from the People's College of Law; 2000 Alumni Achievement Award from Northwestern University; the 1999 Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California; and the 1998 Judge John Brown Award for Contributions to Federal Judicial Education. Also received awards for work on the Los Angeles City Charter from the American Society of Public Administration, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the Los Angeles Urban League.

    Frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals. Most recently, argued Van Orden v. Perry (a challenge to a Texas Ten Commandments monument) and Tory v. Cochran (a First Amendment case concerning the permissibility of injunctive relief as a remedy in defamation cases) in the Supreme Court in March 2005, and Scheidler v. National Organization for Women (suit for injunction to stop violent protests of reproductive health care facilities) in November 2005. Testified many times before congressional and state legislative committees, including as a witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the hearings of Samuel Alito for confirmation to the Supreme Court in January 2006.

    Elected by the voters in April 1997 to serve a two-year term as a member of the Elected Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission. Served as Chair of the Commission, which proposed a new Charter for the City which was adopted by the voters in June 1999. Also served as a member of the Governor's Task Force on Diversity in 1999-2000. In September 2000, released a report on the Los Angeles Police Department and the Rampart Scandal, which was prepared at the request of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Served as Chair of the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on City Contracting, which issued its report in February 2005.