Federal Courts and Civil Rights: Juidice v. Vail is a Deep Dive into the story of Juidice v. Vail, the Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of the New York civil contempt statutes. It introduces readers to:
- The life cycle of the case from its inception to its resolution
- The plaintiff s, defendants, lawyers, and judges
- The actual pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, briefs, and oral argument transcripts
- Civil procedure, due process, and principles relating to federal jurisdiction
- Legislative eff orts to amend the statutes
- The consumer debt collection process and challenges
Federal Courts and Civil Rights: Juidice v. Vail makes civil procedure and federal jurisdiction come alive by explaining how civil procedure is the toolkit that determines every move in a case and how federal jurisdiction may impact the success or failure of a case by controlling access to the legal system.
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