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 California recently enacted first-of-its-kind legislation restricting the practice, and Democrats in Congress have proposed a bill that would do the same in federal cases — an effort supported by major music industry groups. Bill Donahue, Billboard, 25 Nov. 2023 The ruling stems from a separate federal case in which plaintiff Anthony Gantner accused PG&E of harming him and other customers by repeatedly shutting off power to reduce the risk of its infrastructure igniting wildfires during extreme weather conditions in the fall of 2019. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 According to local newspaper El Nuevo Dia, which cites a defense motion, Verdejo’s attorney has filed an appeal in the federal case. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Mills pleaded guilty to federal charges of excessive force and obstruction of justice in the federal case in addition to the related state charges. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 2 Nov. 2023 In May, the federal case accusing him of mishandling classified documents and obstructing the government’s efforts to wrest them back is scheduled to go to trial. William K. Rashbaum, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 His sentencing for the federal case will occur at a later date, per the Associated Press. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 21 Sep. 2023 Jenkins announced his return days before a judge ruled the sheriff would be granted a separate trial from the gun-range owner in the federal case as new court filings offered more details into the prosecution and defenses. Dan Morse, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Attorneys for the defendants in the federal case were not immediately available for comment. Robert Legare, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federal case was in 1950

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“Federal case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20case. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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