federal case

noun

Definition of federal case

: big deal don't make a federal case out of it

Examples of federal case in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caldwell noted that federal case law in Texas has set a precedent for First Amendment claims. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 Emails included in the federal case exhibits show what information Lawless was after. Alex Mann, baltimoresun.com, 24 Feb. 2022 The state case mirrored a federal case against Kurson that was discontinued when Trump pardoned him in January 2021 in the final hours of his White House term. Arkansas Online, 17 Feb. 2022 Under California law, a plea in the federal case would prevent the state’s case from moving forward. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2021 There are still all those drivers going 75, all those things about opioid distribution that are disturbing, but not disturbing enough to make a federal case. al, 17 Jan. 2022 Two men, Ty Garbin and Kaleb Franks, pleaded guilty before the trial to kidnapping conspiracy and testified against the defendants in the federal case. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 In the federal case, Raffensperger is represented by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, who is also a Republican. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 Hunter Biden, who has a law degree, was not accused of wrongdoing in that scheme and appeared to have little role representing Ho in the federal case. Matt Viser, Tom Hamburger, Craig Timberg, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of federal case

1950, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Federal case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20case. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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