district court


Definition of district court

: a trial court that has jurisdiction over certain cases within a specific judicial district

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Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, is charged with murder in the 180th state district court, Houston police announced Saturday. Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle, "Man arrested, charged with murder in death of transgender woman," 24 Aug. 2019 And so the extortion charges Avenatti faces may be decided in a district court in New York, but the story will hit home for a lot of us. oregonlive.com, "Canzano: Something not quite right in this Nike-Adidas basketball corruption equation," 15 Aug. 2019 But the district court disagreed, ruling at the time that given the circumstances, the search was reasonable, court documents say. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "State Supreme Court rules against forced body cavity search," 15 Aug. 2019 In October, Cuyahoga and Summit counties will go to the U.S. district court for northern Ohio to sue drug companies for billions of dollars, citing the local health crisis resulting from a gross oversupply of addictive pain pills in recent years. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 25 July 2019 The case was bound over to district court without a preliminary hearing. Steven Marrocco, MMA Junkie, "DA: Ex-UFC fighter Abel Trujillo sent genitalia photos, masturbation videos to 16-year-old girl," 18 July 2019 When the Trump Administration declined to defend the law, a group of mostly blue states—currently twenty-one—got permission from the district court to do so. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "The Battle for Health Care," 14 July 2019 Although daughter Brittany is hoping to one day take over the team, the succession plan and the trustees' oversight of Bowlen's estate has been challenged in state district court in the last year by some members of the Bowlen family. Arnie Stapleton, chicagotribune.com, "Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75, just 2 months before his Hall of Fame enshrinement," 14 June 2019 That is precisely what the district court did in this case. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland.com, "U.S. Supreme Court to hear international child custody dispute from Cleveland area," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of district court

1789, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of district court

law : a court in the U.S. in which cases in a particular area are brought to trial especially : a trial court for cases involving federal law

district court

noun, often capitalized D&C

Legal Definition of district court

: a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as
a : one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district
b : a trial court within a state court system

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