federal district court


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

Examples of federal district court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After consideration of all public comments, a federal district court will decide whether to enter the consent decree as a final order. Arlyssa D. Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2023 While a federal district court said their suit should move forward, a 2-1 decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed their lawsuit. Andrew Wimer, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 President Joe Biden picked two current judges, one a state Superior Court judge and the other a federal magistrate judge, to open seats on the federal district court in San Diego Thursday. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2022 This brings me to my colleagues and staff of the federal district court in Washington, D.C., and the D.C. Circuit: Thank you for everything. CNN, 8 Apr. 2022 Pineda has been charged with uttering of counterfeit U.S. currency and is set to appear in court on Feb. 7 for a status hearing at the federal district court in Arizona. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, 5 Feb. 2022 The plaintiffs say sending it to the Texas Supreme Court instead of the federal district court will prevent a decision and ultimately delay relief. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2022 But a federal district court in Missouri dismissed the suit for lack of legal standing. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 5 Jan. 2023 The federal district court in Montgomery ruled in the clinic’s favor, finding some of the changes unconstitutional. Mike Cason | McAson@al.com, al, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of federal district court was in 1948

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“Federal district court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federal%20district%20court. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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