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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Many of these same record companies have also filed suit against Grande Communications Network LLC -- a sister company of RCN -- in Texas federal district court for secondary copyright infringement. Claudia Rosenbaum, Billboard, "Record Labels File Copyright Lawsuit Against Internet Provider RCN," 28 Aug. 2019 In 2014, the American Humanist Association (AHA) and others filed suit in federal district court, alleging the Cross’s presence on public land and the Commission’s maintenance of the memorial violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Jack Greiner, Cincinnati.com, "Strictly Legal: Give me that old time religion," 26 June 2019 There remains some bipartisan cooperation in filling federal district courts, the first stop in the federal system where trial judges preside over cases. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "The Battle Over Kavanaugh Takes Confirmation Process to New Low," 6 Oct. 2018 On a parallel track, former Gateway encampment occupants — litigants in a lawsuit against the city of Santa Cruz — sidestepped their case’s dismissal in federal district court last week. Jessica York, The Mercury News, "Santa Cruz tourist hot spot shared with city’s homeless campers," 2 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, lawyers for Planned Parenthood and EMW are seeking $1.5 million in legal costs from the state for successfully challenging the state transfer law in federal district court. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "With future of Kentucky's abortion clinic at stake, battle shifts to federal appeals court," 8 Aug. 2019 In June a federal district court in California dealt a blow to the president’s plans. S.m. | New York, The Economist, "Donald Trump’s border wall reaches the Supreme Court," 17 July 2019 Whether the Little Traverse Bay Bands will appeal the federal district court decision is unknown. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Judge rejects tribe's bid to declare big chunk of Up North its reservation," 23 Aug. 2019 The Supreme Court agreed take the case up on appeal after the Hawaii federal district court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with the environmental groups. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Clean Water case ferments trouble for craft breweries and environmentalists," 2 Aug. 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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