Monday, February 05, 2018
Understanding Civil Rights Litigation (2d ed.)
I am happy to announce that the Second Edition of Understanding Civil Rights Litigation has been published by Carolina Academic Press (having taken over Lexis Nexis books) and is available at supermarket checkout counters near you.
This ended up a substantial rewrite from the first edition--the book I really wanted to write, the second time around. I included Puzzles (drawn from lower-court cases and lawsuits) for almost all sections and subjects in the book, for review and class discussion (I am using this as the sole text for my Civil Rights course this semester). I beefed up the discussion of substantial issues from recent litigation (such as the scope of injunctions and effects of stays of preliminary injunctions). Aping Jim Pfander's Principles of Federal Courts, I eschewed footnotes in favor in-text parenthetical references to case names, with detailed tables of cases and authorities, with citations, in the back of the book; I think it makes for an easier read.
I welcome comments and feedback.