federal district


Definition of federal district

: a district set apart as the seat of the central government of a federation

Examples of federal district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawyers for Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, who filed to dismiss the lawsuit, argued that the case had no business in federal court, as a federal district judge ruled on a separate Pennsylvania election case last month. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "Trump considering 2024 presidential bid," 17 Nov. 2020 In the Wisconsin case, a federal district judge in late September tacked six days onto the state’s deadline for receiving absentee ballots. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Brett Kavanaugh Is Right about Wisconsin’s Ballot Deadline," 30 Oct. 2020 In a 5–3 decision, the Court declined to endorse a federal district judge’s rewrite of Wisconsin State election law. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "This Time, Roberts Sides with Conservatives to Blunt Election-Rule Tinkering," 27 Oct. 2020 In a federal district with more than a dozen judges, Benitez has been able to oversee and rule on a series of challenges to state gun laws. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Obscure court rule sends gun rights cases to one San Diego federal judge, troubling gun control groups," 17 Oct. 2020 Whitehouse noted that the federal district judge who sought to strike down the health care law is a former Cornyn aide. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Dems use Supreme Court hearing to slam Cornyn over Obamacare repeal, election-year confirmation," 12 Oct. 2020 Different Republican plaintiffs challenged the general election order, but last month a federal district judge in Helena, Mont., upheld the governor’s order. Brent Kendall And Alexa Corse, WSJ, "Appeals Court Blocks Wisconsin’s Deadline Extension for Mail-In Ballots," 8 Oct. 2020 The White House then sends one to three candidates for each federal district to the Justice Department to be interviewed and vetted. Jake Bleiberg, Star Tribune, "Trump's top federal prosecutors are overwhelmingly white men," 6 Oct. 2020 In 1963, the federal district judge, Harlan Grooms—who had ruled in 1955 that the University of Alabama could not bar Autherine Lucy from enrolling—didn’t buy the city’s view. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The Quiet Desegregation of Alabama’s Public Schools," 29 Sep. 2020

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2020

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“Federal district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20district. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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