Twenty-five years ago, the Notre Dame Law Review's Federal Courts, Practice & Procedure series began serving as a valuable forum for analysis of the federal court system. Often organized as a symposium on a single topic, the Federal Courts issue has attracted high-quality legal scholarship from academics and jurists alike.

This year, we are honored to publish eleven articles and essays from some of the country's leading federal courts scholars--Rachel Bayefsky (Virginia), Samuel L. Bray & Patii B. Miller (Notre Dame), Seth Davis (UC Berkeley), Kellen Funk (Columbia), John Harrison (Virginia), Andrew Kull (Texas), Michael T. Morley (Florida Slate), James E. Pfander & Peter C. Douglas (Northwestern), Fred O. Smith, Jr. (Emory), Mila Sohoni (San Diego), and Ernest A. Young (Duke).

This issue explores the nature of the federal equity power. Since its creation, the federal court system has always featured equity--broadly defined--in one fashion or another. However, much remains unsettled regarding the qualitative nature of the federal equity power, its relationship vis-a-vis law, and its proper scope within the broader constitutional system of law. The answers to these foundational questions have significant consequences for the federal courts system, including the availability and strength of various remedial measures, the relationship between...

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