Federal Jurisdiction

Law 246






This course focuses on the role of the federal courts in relation to the other branches of the federal government and in relation to the states and their courts. Included among the topics covered are issues in judicial review (including standing, ripeness, mootness, political questions), congressional power to control federal jurisdiction, federal appellate jurisdiction, federal question jurisdiction, supplemental jurisdiction, federal common law, state sovereign immunity, abstention, and "Our Federalism."


G. Nichol

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