"The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress. . . . Federal courts have jurisdiction over cases involving: the United States government, the Constitution or federal laws, or controversies between states or between the U.S. government and foreign governments. For instance, a claim by an individual to receive money under a federal government program such as Social Security, a claim by the government that someone has violated federal laws, or a challenge to actions taken by a federal agency might all be heard in federal court." (From the United States Courts.)
Hornbooks are concise one-volume legal treatises, written primarily for law students on subjects typically covered by law school courses.
CALI lessons are interactive tutorials written by law professors at CALI member schools. They can be used for studying topics in federal courts and civil procedure, including jurisdiction and venue.
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