federal district court


Definition of federal district court 

: a district trial court of law and equity that hears cases under federal jurisdiction

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Starting Monday in the Senate, McConnell has teed up votes on three nominees to serve as federal district court judges, including the first Hispanic lawyer whom Trump nominated for the bench, Fernando Rodriguez Jr. of Texas. Lisa Mascaro, The Seattle Times, "Congress faces immigration showdown, tension on tariffs," 3 June 2018 Although she was never confirmed by the Senate, Puerto Rico’s federal district court judges reappointed her to three successive four-year terms, most recently in 2015. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "Justice Department Seeks Ouster of Top Puerto Rico Prosecutor," 16 May 2018 The cases may be consolidated with others across the country, and if they are not resolved, sent back to Missouri and Kansas federal district courts. Kelsey Ryan And Andy Marso, kansascity, "Local government suits accuse opioid makers of turning 'patients into drug addicts'," 2 July 2018 Winner, who wore an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs at the federal district court hearing in Augusta, Ga., has already been detained for more than a year. Jenny Jarvie, latimes.com, "Reality Winner, the ex-NSA contractor accused of leaking secrets, pleads guilty," 27 June 2018 Monday’s order returns the case to a special three-judge federal district court in North Carolina which previously found the map unconstitutional. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Upholds Texas District Maps Previously Ruled Discriminatory," 25 June 2018 The court found the plaintiffs lacked legal standing and sent the case back to federal district court. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "U.S. Supreme Court sends Wisconsin redistricting case back to lower court, leaving GOP-friendly legislative map in place," 18 June 2018 On the other hand, only 20 of Trump’s nominees to be federal District Court judges have been confirmed, which is seven fewer than the 27 for whom Obama had won confirmation at the same point in his presidency. Brooks Jackson, Philly.com, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 2018 The decision comes in a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C., filed by advocacy groups over the requirement. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Judge Blocks Kentucky’s Plan for Work Requirements on Medicaid," 29 June 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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