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Spring 2012 - Federal Courts

Keller, Scott A

Course ID: 386  Unique # 29600  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm TNH 2.137
   Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm TNH 2.137
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Monday, May 7    1:30 pm          A-Z
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This course addresses the constitutional and statutory provisions, as well as the jurisdictional doctrines and concepts, that shape and limit the role played by the federal courts in the governmental process.  Representative topics include Congressional power to curtail federal jurisdiction, limitations on the ability of the federal courts to enjoin state court proceedings, federal common law, state sovereign immunity, and the prerequisites for Supreme Court review of state court judgments.  The primary emphasis of the course is on a critical analysis of these jurisdictional doctrines, although some time is spent on litigation aspects.

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