ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

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vanwinkle
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ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:07 pm

Can someone make federal habeas jurisdiction make sense for me? Because the casebook can't and my commercial outline can't either. I feel like all I could do on an exam is "Court will have jurisdiction because it says so, Scalia dissents because habeas didn't reach state custody in 1789" no matter what the fact pattern is.

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby rupert.pupkin » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:52 pm

Try Wright and Kane Law of Federal Courts or Chemerinsky Federal Jurisdiction?

They must have them in the library, no?

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby ggocat » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:07 pm

Defer to state fact-finding.

Exhaustion required.

Procedural default in state system--who knows what's going to happen in federal?

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby Renzo » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:09 pm

[signs in to registration system, drops Fed Courts for spring semester]

Ha ha, sucks to be you.

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:11 pm

ggocat wrote:Procedural default in state system--who knows what's going to happen in federal?

This is the part I keep getting stuck on. Is it really such vague bullshit?

(Note: Half of the subjects in Fed Courts can be summed up as "vague bullshit", and the other half are just elaborations on things learned in Civ Pro or Con Law.)

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby blsingindisguise » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:24 pm

How much of Fed Courts is about habeas? Seriously thinking about dropping it if it's a lot.

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Re: ITT: Fed Courts survival mode

Postby theskippa10 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:15 am

Habeas was one class for me.



Use Erwin. This is why he's there




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