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This excellent little book covers a great deal of important ground in procedure and does so in a thoughtful and probing way. The first half of the book is concerned with problems of federal jurisdiction which the author seeks to consider, in acknowledged response to the scholarship of Professors Hart and Wechsler, "in terms of their effect on our system of federalism, rather than as purely technical exercises . . ." (p. ix). Most of the second half treats the procedure in the federal district courts. The book ends with three rather short chapters (11, 12 & 13) on the appellate jurisdiction of the courts of appeals and the Supreme Court, and the original jurisdiction of the latter.

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Book Review: Federal Courts, 78 Harv. L. Rev. 1296 (1965)

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