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Judicial review in the United States

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

In this post in the ongoing series on US law for foreign legal researchers, we will discuss the idea of judicial review and the case Marbury v. Madison. The opinion was written by Justice John Marshall, a very influential person in the history of the Supreme Court.
Judicial review
Judicial review is the idea that courts can […]

Jurisdiction in federal court

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Another installment in my series on US law for researchers and law students from other countries.
About this post
In this post we will discuss the “three rings” of jurisdiction in civil cases:

Personal jurisdiction
Subject matter jurisdiction

In order for a case to be heard in a particular court, that case must meet the requirements of each of the […]

The federal court system

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

This post is a quick overview of the federal court system in the United States. This is part of the series on US law for foreign legal researchers and lawyers that I’m posting to this site every Tuesday. I’ll be drawing from IP and IT law examples when possible.

The various federal courts
Because of federalism, there […]

The lawyer in the US

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

This is the first in a series of posts about the US legal system. Many of the cases and statutes that we study in the IP and IT law fields originate in the US, and I thought I’d do a series on different aspects of the legal system for those unfamiliar with it. These posts […]

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