Kabuo wrote:brickman wrote:lifestooquick wrote:brickman wrote:Today, all of civil procedure made sense.
except parts of PJ, i'm pretty sure some of that is straight bullshit.
Is there some magical trick for it all to make sense??
The only thing that's helped me so far are the BarBri lectures.
yes there is a trick.
just think about the federal government as really lazy fucking dude. he has been given responsibilities by the state, but he's like: "fuck that. Congress, limit the shit i have to hear". congress is like, alright, but you still have to hear some shit, and the court is like "yea, fuck it, fine". Congress is like "these citizens have rights, we should probably respect them" courts are like, god damnit okay.
So courts try making a system that is fair, but when shit is all over they want finality, they don't want to deal with the shit anymore so they make sure decisions are F-I-N-A-L. They are also like, "hey look at that constitution FF&C clause, lets fucking make a federal one so we don't have to worry about litigating these shitty judgements". Federal courts are like "slam fucking dunk".
From there it is just arbitrary little limitations on the dollar amounts and time periods and shit like that, but the above is the fundamental stuff.
edit: also the courts are like, plaintiffs are dumb as fuck, lets help them out by giving them tons of time and tons of opportunities to fix all their shitty and stupid mistakes.
except TwIqbal is like, lol, fuck plaintiffs lets get back to drinking.
Do you mind if I borrow this for my civpro outline next semester?
It doesn't include all of the biases the federal courts have, but it's probably like 80% of everything you need to know.