Federal Civil Jurisdiction in a Nutshell

Author: Lumen Mulligan

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287724


Page: 372

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This volume presents a clear and concise overview of one of the most challenging topics covered in a standard 1L civil procedure course: subject matter jurisdiction of federal courts. Written by an award-winning classroom professor, this Nutshell makes extensive use of diagrams and flowcharts, while using scores of examples and hypotheticals, to illustrate key concepts. The book is targeted especially to students studying civil procedure, but it will also be of value for students in other courses covering topics such as federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights. In addition, this volume will provide practitioners with a quick, clear refresher on the basics of federal civil jurisdiction.

Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane

Publisher: West Academic


Category: Law

Page: 309

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Rules of civil procedure govern everything that happens outside of criminal proceedings. This Nutshell provides a road map to navigating civil procedure rules and helps build a foundation for understanding the overall picture. Topics discussed include how to choose the proper court, pretrial and trial preparation, adjudication, judgments, appeals, and specialized multi-party/multi-claim proceedings.

Appellate Advocacy in a Nutshell

Author: Alan D. Hornstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314223784

Category: Law

Page: 323

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Effective Advocacy: in General; Theme; Structure; Appellate Process: Overview, Review Standards, Record, Jurisdiction. Multi-Judge Panels; Levels of Review: State Intermediate Courts, State Courts of Last Retort, Federal Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court; Taxonomy of Cases: Importance of Classification, Procedure; Criminal, Contracts, Torts, Administrative, Statutory, Constitutional; Arguments: In General, Fact; Doctrine, Policy; Process, Institutional; The Brief: Formalities, Petitioner, Respondent, Reply Briefs, Amicus, Questions Presented, Front Matter, Point Headings, Statement of Facts, Summary of Argument, Footnotes; Oral Argument: Preparation, Formalities, Style, First Petitioner, Second Petitioner, First Respondent, Second Respondent, Rebuttal, Authority, Hot and Cold Benches, Questions, Concluding; A Way of Working: Planning the Oral Argument, Learning From Experience, Planning, Performing and Reviewing Recursively (The Brief); Integrity of Argument.

Arbitration in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas E. Carbonneau

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314911377

Category: Law

Page: 370

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The Nutshell on Arbitration Law is a concentrated summary of all the major aspects of the U.S. law of arbitration. It addresses the major facets of the law---for example, freedom of contract, federal preemption, and wide-ranging arbitrability---with a thorough sense of the relevant case law and the ultimately applicable legal rules. It identifies the various forms of arbitration---labor, commercial, employment, consumer, and securities---with a full awareness of their unifying characteristics and the features that make them unique. The volume also states the various dimensions of the current debate about arbitration within the court system and the legislature. In particular, the book highlights the instrumental role of the U.S. Supreme Court in bringing arbitration to a new day. The book is concise and complete---a must red for anyone interested in arbitration.

Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Gregory A. Castanias,Robert H. Klonoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314289315

Category: Appellate procedure

Page: 543

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This Nutshell provides a comprehensive overview of federal appellate practice and procedure, suitable for practicing lawyers as a deskbook, and for law students as a study aid. It focuses both on the federal courts of appeals and on the US Supreme Court. Federal circuit court topics include, among others, preservation of error, the final judgment rule and its exceptions, the notice of appeal, parties to the appeal, relief pending appeal, standards and scope of review, briefing and oral argument, alternative dispute resolution, entry of judgment, and rehearing en banc. Supreme Court topics include, among others, jurisdiction over federal cases, jurisdiction over state cases, the certiorari process, original jurisdiction, briefing and oral argument, and the role of the Solicitor General. Also included are discussions of the structure and caseloads of the federal appellate system, appellate ethics and professionalism, certification of issues to state courts, and the future of appellate justice.

Redistricting and Representation

Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America

Author: Thomas Brunell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925208

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness – a centerpiece to the American way of life – through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How does voting for a losing candidate affect voters’ attitudes toward government? The not-so-surprising conclusion is that losing voters are less satisfied with Congress and their Representative, but the implications for the way in which we draw congressional and state legislative districts are less straightforward. Redistricting and Representation argues that competition in general elections is not the sine qua non of healthy democracy, and that it in fact contributes to the low levels of approval of Congress and its members. Brunell makes the case for a radical departure from traditional approaches to redistricting – arguing that we need to "pack" districts with as many like-minded partisans as possible, maximizing the number of winning voters, not losers.

Asset Protection in A Nutshell

How to Safeguard Your Money and Assets in a World Gone Mad

Author: Robert Lambert

Publisher: TM Credit, LLC

ISBN: 0976765950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Rob Lambert, quoted in USA today as having lost all his assets,. has now spent the better part of a lifetime helping others learn how to protect there life long earnings.After doing many plans over the years, Rob realized that people need a real sense of how all this works. He writes a revealing book on how to protect your assets in a nutshell. Its clear,concise and strait forward approach gives you the knowledge you need to make sound decisions with your money. You will sleep soundly knowing your money is safe.

PDF/A in a Nutshell

PDF for long-term archiving

Author: Alexandra Oettler

Publisher: Satzweiss.com

ISBN: 3845014725

Category: Computers

Page: 20

View: 9811

PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. “PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0” provides a comprehensive introduction to the material and shows off the latest developments available with PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The brochure provides information about PDF/A tools and strategies for creating and validating PDF/A files.

Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: Michael G. Collins

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314920201

Category: Law

Page: 437

View: 3875

Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees, There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. A helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges, and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic.

Australia in a Nutshell

A Narrative History

Author: Frank G. Clarke

Publisher: Roseberg Pub

ISBN: 9781877058134

Category: History

Page: 400

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This book covers the history of the Australian continent from the arrival of the first humans about 1,000,000 years or so BC, up to the present. It also analyses the ecological and environmental impact of human beings on the continent. Frank Clarke is Professor in History at Macquarie University.

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Author: Keith E. Whittington,R. Daniel Kelemen,Gregory A. Caldeira

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615064

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

View: 753

The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field of law and politics in all its diversity, ranging from such traditional subjects as theories of jurisprudence, constitutionalism, judicial politics and law-and-society to such re-emerging subjects as comparative judicial politics, international law, and democratization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics gathers together leading scholars in the field to assess key literatures shaping the discipline today and to help set the direction of research in the decade ahead.

Pretrial Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: R. Dessem

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634604925


Page: N.A

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The sixth edition of Pretrial Litigation in a Nutshell addresses both the law governing pretrial litigation and the legal skills required for successful practice in this area. The text is fully updated to incorporate the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, and other recent statutes and judicial decisions. Although the text's focus is on federal statutes and rules, the pretrial litigation skills discussed are essential to successful pretrial litigation in both state and federal courts. The text coverage proceeds in the same order as does most pretrial litigation, starting with client interviewing and the establishment of the attorney-client relationship, then considering pretrial planning and investigation, the complaint and responses to the complaint, disclosure and discovery, pretrial motion practice (including summary judgment motions), pretrial conferences and orders, and settlement.

California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314274427

Category: Law

Page: 377

View: 2413

California's procedural system differs from its federal counterpart, perhaps more than any state (except Louisiana). This state-oriented guide summarizes significant procedures used in one, but not both, judicial systems. One hopes it will restrain any presumption that a federal procedure course necessarily exposes students to differences affecting the choice between California's state and federal courts. The paragraph-ending legal citations facilitate further research and writing. This 4th edition offers a novel True and False web-based feature, for students and bar applicants wishing to test their comprehension of its content.