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The Memory of My Father,

DWIGHT FOSTER,

FORMERLY JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

OF MASSACHUSETTS,

I DEDICATE THIS BOOK

BEGUN AT HIS SUGGESTION ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT LIVE TO CORRECT ITS FAULTS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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$ 1. Constitutional provisions concerning the courts of the United

States .......

§ 2. Enumeration of the courts of the United States.....

§ 3. Original jurisdiction and terms of the Supreme Court..........

$ 3a. Practice in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court....

§ 4. The jurisdiction and terms of the Circuit Courts of Appeals and

the judicial circuits ......

8 5. Jurisdiction of the District courts. In general. ....

§ 5a. Jurisdiction of suits on contractors' bonds..

§ 6. Value of the matter in dispute. In general....

§ 7. Value of the matter in dispute in action for damages.........

$ 8. Value of the matter in dispute in ejectment, and other suits to

obtain the possession of land......

$ 9. Value of the matter in dispute in action to recover possession of

personal property ....

$ 10. Value of the matter in dispute in suits of foreclosure.......

11. Value of the matter in dispute in suits to redeem..

{ 12. Value of the matter in dispute in suits to quiet title ........

§ 13. Value of the matter in dispute in suits for injunctions....

8 14. Value of the matter in dispute upon taxpayers' bills..

§ 15. Value of the matter in dispute upon creditors' bills. ..........

$ 16. Value of the matter in dispute upon stockholders' bills. .......

$ 17, Value of the matter in dispute when there are joint plaintiffs..

$ 17a. Value of the matter in dispute in suits on behalf of a class....

$ 18. Value of the matter in dispute when there are joint defendants 647

$ 19. Consideration of interest in estimating the value of the matter

in dispute .............

& 20. Consideration of costs in estimating the value of the matter in

dispute ........

$ 21. Consideration of counterclaims in estimating the value of the

matter in dispute....

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§ 22. Effect of admissions by the defendant upon the value of the

matter in dispute........

$ 23. Effect of a defense apparent in the plaintiff's pleading upon

the value of the matter in dispute.......

24. Suits arising under the Constitution or laws of the United

States. In general :::.........................

8 25. Suits arising under the Constitution of the United States..

§ 26. Suits arising under treaties of the United States.............

$ 27. Suits where the parties are Federal corporations. In general.

8 28. National banking associations .............

101

8 29. Patent and copyright cases.......

103

$ 30. Trademark cases ........odernod............

107

$31. Land and mining cases....

107

$ 32. Cases arising under the laws relating to navigable waters.. 110

$ 32a. Cases arising under the Interstate Commerce Law

111

$ 33. Suits on judicial and official bonds..........

118

$ 34. Suits by and against officers of the United States....... 119

$ 35. Suits by and against receivers of national banks..

120

& 36. Suits by and against receivers of Federal corporations.

121

$ 37. Suits by and against receivers of Federal courts........... 122

$ 38. Suits by and against trustees in bankruptcy.....

123

$ 39, Suits arising out of litigation in the Federal courts.

124

8 40. Controversies between citizens of different States. In general 125

$ 41. Parties to the controversy.........

$ 42. Formal parties to the controversy.....

$ 43. Unnecessary parties to the controversy....

150

$ 44. Trustees and other representatives...........

8 45. Controversies to which aliens are parties..

$ 46. Determination of citizenship of natural persons...

159

$ 47. Corporations .......

169

$ 48. Unincorporated stock companies and associations

$ 49. Partnerships ......

178

$ 50. Under grants of different States............

178

$ 51. Ancillary jurisdiction.....

......... 180

$ 52. Property in the custody of another court of co-ordinate juris-

diction. In general.

189

$ 53. Property covered by insolvent assignments...

198

$ 54. Property in the custody of State courts of probate........... 199

$ 55. Property in the custody of receivers...

8 56. Controversies between State sheriffs and United States mar-

shals; and those arising out of attachments, garnishee process

and executions...........................................

211

8 57. Effect of jurisdiction of another court over same cause of action 215

$ 58. Effect of the custody, by another court, of the person of an

accused in criminal proceedings, or otherwise. ............. 218

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