federal court

noun

Definition of federal court

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

Examples of federal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both James and the NRA’s former ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, have asked a federal court to reject the NRA’s Texas bankruptcy petition, accusing the group of trying to avoid the New York lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the organization. Washington Post, "After school shootings, NRA exec sought refuge from public on 108-foot yacht: ‘Thank God I’m safe’," 6 Apr. 2021 Both James and the NRA’s former ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, have asked a federal court to reject the NRA’s Texas bankruptcy petition, accusing the group of trying to avoid the New York lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the organization. Teo Armus, Anchorage Daily News, "After school shootings, NRA executive sought refuge on a 108-foot yacht: ‘Thank God I’m safe’," 6 Apr. 2021 But before leaving, the employee allegedly transferred a raft of confidential information about the steps needed to produce the blockbuster medicine, according to a lawsuit filed by AbbVie in a federal court. Ed Silverman, STAT, "AbbVie accuses a company of recruiting an employee in order to steal Humira secrets," 24 Mar. 2021 The measure is based on an Idaho law that has been blocked by a federal court while a lawsuit challenging its legality proceeds. orlandosentinel.com, "Florida bill seeks to block transgender athletes from girls teams," 18 Mar. 2021 The measure is based on an Idaho law that has been blocked by a federal court while a lawsuit challenging its legality proceeds. Brendan Farrington, ajc, "Florida bill seeks to block trans athletes from girls teams," 17 Mar. 2021 Idaho enacted a similar law in 2020 that has been blocked by a federal court. CBS News, "Mississippi governor signs bill banning transgender athletes from competing on girls or women's sports teams," 12 Mar. 2021 The Biden Justice Department has also appealed a Texas federal court’s narrow ruling against the CDC’s eviction ban. Benjamin Siegel, ABC News, "Lower Obamacare premiums and other things you may have missed in the COVID-19 relief bill," 10 Mar. 2021 Idaho enacted a similar law in 2020 that has been blocked by a federal court. NBC News, "Mississippi governor will sign bill banning trans athletes from school sports," 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of federal court

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federal court was in 1789

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“Federal court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20court. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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federal court

noun

Legal Definition of federal court

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

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