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.

Examples of federal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attorney Roberta Kaplan first made the revelation in Manhattan federal court during a pretrial hearing before explaining the decision to reporters outside the court as her client, E. Jean Carroll, stood by her side. CBS News, 23 Feb. 2022 The preliminary settlement filed Friday night in Manhattan federal court calls for Noom to pay $56 million in cash and offer $6 million of subscription credits. Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2022 Gair also argued that Thompson’s crimes were a relative drop in the bucket when compared with other tax cases brought in Chicago’s federal court. Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022 The state constitutional stalemate that brought the federal court into this dispute apparently still persists, Beaton wrote in his concurring opinion. cleveland, 27 May 2022 Attorney Michael Sussmann who was charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation leaves federal court in Washington, April 27. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Also, the families of 737 MAX crash victims are pushing a federal court to toss out a 2021 agreement in which the Justice Department agreed not to prosecute Boeing for fraud. Joe Walsh, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Parents of four transgender minors, two doctors, a child psychologist, and a pastor filed the lawsuit, asking the federal court to issue a temporary restraining order before the law takes effect Sunday. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 5 May 2022 Enlarge / Elon Musk talks to members of the media while leaving federal court in New York on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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20 Jun 2022

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“Federal court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20court. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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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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