545 - Federal Courts (3)

This course focuses on the interaction between the federal courts and the other branches of the federal government, and the relationship between the federal courts and the states. Representative topics include congressional control over federal jurisdiction; standing, mootness, and ripeness; legislative courts; the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; federal question jurisdiction; the Erie doctrine and federal common law; the eleventh amendment; the susceptibility of government officials to injunctive relief and damages; and the abstention doctrines.