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tution, the relations existing between the federal and state governments, the constitutional powers of each, respectively, and the limitations imposed upon each of them by the fundamental law, and, therefore, a comprehensive knowledge of the entire scheme of government is absolutely essential to an accurate knowledge and full comprehension of federal jurisdiction and procedure in all their branches and details; and, for this reason, the author has, as a basis of the discussion of Federal Procedure at Law, assayed a statement of the Dual System of Government established by the constitution, the constitutional limitations of the state and federal governments, the judicial power of the federal government, the creation of the federal judiciary, the jurisdiction of all the courts of the system, and the distinction between law, equity and admiralty, and the remedies appropriate to each, as maintained in the federal courts. An effort has been made to define suits at common law, and to point out and particularly specify the particulars in which the federal courts will, and in which they will not, conform to state procedure in suits at common law.
The work has been written in the hope that it may supply an additional aid to the working lawyer and also to the earnest student of American institutions, and is respectfully submitted to
the kindly judgment of the American bench and bar.
C. L. BATES.
San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 1908.
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