federal district

noun

Definition of federal district

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

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There are currently 140 vacancies in federal district and appellate courts, with 72 pending nominees to fill those slots. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Judge Who Oversaw Silk Road Case Rejoins Cravath," 12 Sep. 2018 More than 40 federal district and circuit court judges have been confirmed to lifetime appointments so far during Trump's term, and those judges will have enormous sway in shaping legal arguments nationwide. CBS News, "Man on a mission: Mitch McConnell's effort to reshape the courts," 7 July 2018 Those players sued in a different federal district, the Central District of California, and the presiding judge for their case is Judge Gary Klausner. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Reasons Why USWNT, U.S. Soccer Oppose Hope Solo's Presence at Their Mediation," 29 July 2019 Normally, the high court agrees to review and decide a legal question only after a case has been decided by a federal district judge and a federal appeals court. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, "Supreme Court may again fast-track a legal dispute over Trump’s immigration plans," 6 Sep. 2019 Maryland has the highest concentration of Salvadoran immigrants in the United States, Hur said, which means his office in the past two years has charged the most MS-13 related defendants among federal districts. Lynh Bui, baltimoresun.com, "Fighting MS-13 on two fronts, federal prosecutors from Maryland and El Salvador team up on investigations," 5 July 2019 But last week the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district judge’s ruling against the victims by citing Section 230. Matthew Reynolds, USA TODAY, "Father of slain journalist asks Congress for exceptions to legal protections for big tech," 9 Aug. 2019 Two federal district judges in Maryland and New York maintain jurisdiction over separate cases, even following the Supreme Court ruling. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "President Trump sows confusion over census plans and addition of a citizenship question," 3 July 2019 Earlier this month, a federal district judge in Washington found the U.S. House lacked standing to sue over the border-wall declaration. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Backs Virginia Ban on Uranium Mining," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of federal district

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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