federal court


Definition of federal court

: a court established by a federal government especially : one established under the constitution and laws of the U.S.

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The reasons why Noel Cintron's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was dropped were not described in a one-paragraph court filing Thursday. Fox News, "Ex-Trump chauffeur drops suit over unpaid overtime claims," 30 Aug. 2018 McFarland was reportedly ordered to be held until June 26 by Manhattan federal court. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "The Fyre Festival Scammer Tried (And Failed) To Scam The Met Gala," 13 June 2018 At its core, the decision held that blacks—including free blacks—were not entitled to any of the rights of citizenship, including the right to sue in federal court. Marc M. Arkin, WSJ, "‘Supreme Injustice’ Review: The High Court and Slavery," 18 Jan. 2019 The state Democratic Party went to federal court in an effort to stop that. Jim Morrill And Anne Blythe, charlotteobserver, "How this GOP candidate could help Democrats keep control of the NC Supreme Court," 4 July 2018 Guliani was referring to a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to oversee requests for surveillance warrants. CBS News, "NSA deletion of more than 685 million call records raises questions," 30 June 2018 Six years later, Hubel was summoned to the federal court in Atlanta after the Belgium government demanded his extradition for three diamond thefts in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Paige Fry And Rosemary Sobol, chicagotribune.com, "How 2 diamonds worth nearly $160,000 were stolen in plain sight from Jewelers Row," 28 June 2018 With Edelman hiring outside counsel, this could be a legal scrap that potentially again sends the NFL to federal court. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Patriots' Julian Edelman to fight NFL PED suspension on multiple levels, per report," 25 June 2018 The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Middletown but was transferred to federal court at the request of CVS attorneys because the pharmacy’s corporate offices are located out of state. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "Clinton Man Sues CVS For Giving Him Wrong Cream For His Groin," 23 June 2018

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of federal court

: a court established by the federal government and having jurisdiction over questions of federal law

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