Federal Courts in a Nutshell

Author: Doernberg, Donald L.
Edition: 5th
Copyright Date: 2016
  • Publication Date: February 5th, 2016
  • ISBN: 9781634602785
  • Subject: Federal Courts
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This authoritative text lays out the constitutional sources of federal judicial authority and its limits. Some limits are constitutional, others statutory, and still others self-imposed. There is extended consideration of constitutional and statutory arising-under jurisdiction, diversity jurisdiction, abstention, sovereign immunity and the Eleventh Amendment, official immunities, congressional control of federal jurisdiction, and the law applicable in the federal courts—the dreaded Erie doctrine.