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Manuals, Monographs, & Guides

As part of its educational mission, the Center produces monographs on substantive legal subjects and a variety of manuals and guides for judges and court staff. Topics covered include discrete areas of law, courtroom and case-management procedures, the Federal Rules, and different types of litigation. These publications are authored by Center staff and outside subject-matter experts.

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A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals [Superseded]

A brief introduction to the statutory law, case law, and rules of court governing the U.S. courts of appeals. The author traces the appeals process and analyzes jurisdictional requirements for final and interlocutory appeals, criminal appeals, review by writ, and agency appeals. He provides an annotated bibliography. This publication is copyrighted by the author. Note: A "talking book" of this publication available from the Center's Information Services Office.

January 1, 1989
Patent Law and Practice [Superseded]

A monograph that provides an overview of this specialized area of the law. The author describes the steps followed in a patent application and discusses defenses to and remedies for patent infringement, providing examples from case law. He includes an annotated bibliography.

January 1, 1988
Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination, Second Edition [Superseded]

An examination of the substantive and procedural provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The report covers such issues as claims of disparate treatment and disparate impact, preferential treatment, and discrimination on the basis of sex, national origin, and religion. Other federal remedies for employment discrimination are discussed primarily as they pertain to Title VII. A bibliography of relevant books, articles, and student comments and notes is included.

January 1, 1987
Major Issues in Immigration Law [Superseded]

An introduction to U.S. immigration law as of 1987 that sets out the historical background and describes major features of the relevant substantive and procedural law, with emphasis on areas of particular controversy. The final chapter discusses the major provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. An annotated bibliography is included. This publication is copyrighted by the author.

January 1, 1987
Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination, Supplement 2 [Superseded]

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January 1, 1985
Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination, Supplement 1 [Superseded]

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January 1, 1985
Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination [Superseded]

Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination, Supplement 1 (1985).

Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination, Supplement 2 (1985).

January 1, 1983
Manual for Complex Litigation (Fifth Revision) (draft) [Superseded]

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January 1, 1980
Legislative History of Title I of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974

A research aid for those engaged in interpreting the Speedy Trial Act. Excerpts from congressional hearing records and committee reports are reproduced verbatim and arranged according to the sections of the statute to which they pertain. Materials related to both the original enactment and the 1979 amendments are included. The book contains the full text of title I as it appeared in successive versions of the bill and an introductory essay about the genesis and the development of the act.

January 1, 1980
Prosecutorial Discretion and Federal Sentencing Reform

A discussion of specific ways in which prosecutorial influence over sentences might be affected by sentencing guideline systems debated in Congress. The first volume contains the body of the report, with analyses and conclusions; the second is a technical supplement.

January 1, 1979

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