Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction in the United States

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The power of a court to act, including its authority to hear and decide cases. Jurisdiction defines the boundaries within which a particular court may exercise judicial power. Judicial power is specifically conveyed through the assignment of jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of federal courts is described by Article III of the Constitution in the case of the Supreme Court, and by acts of Congress in the case of the lower federal courts. In either case, federal jurisdiction may extend only to issues that Article III specifies as lying within the judicial power of the United States. Federal judicial power may extend to cases defined in terms of substance and party as well as to cases in law and equity that stem directly from the federal Constitution, federal statutes, or treaties, or to cases that fall into the admiralty and maritime category. Federal judicial power also extends to cases involving specified parties. Regardless of the substance of the case, federal jurisdiction includes actions (1) where the federal government itself is a party; (2) between two or more states; (3) between a state and a citizen of another state; (4) between citizens of different states; (5) between a state and an alien; (6) between a citizen of a state and an alien; and (7) where foreign ambassadors are involved.

See Also

Appellate Jurisdiction (Judicial Organization) Diversity Jurisdiction (Judicial Organization) Equity Jurisdiction (Judicial Organization) Original Jurisdiction (Judicial Organization).

Analysis and Relevance

Jurisdiction conveys authority to courts to act in particular cases, to, in effect, “say the law.” Federal court jurisdiction is defined in provisions of the Constitution and federal statutes. Jurisdiction routes particular kinds of issues or parties to the appropriate judicial forum. While the authority of courts may overlap to some degree, the lines of differentiation are usually quite clear. The independence of federal and state court jurisdictions was designed to maintain the respective sovereignty of the two levels of government. State constitutions and statutes usually define the jurisdiction of state courts. They often do so in terms of the amount of money sued for in civil actions or the maximum punishment allowed in criminal actions. Jurisdiction also refers to the location of parties and the court. A court located in a particular county may be the only court that has jurisdiction in a lawsuit involving two residents of that county, or it may be the only court that has jurisdiction to hear a criminal case when the crime occurred within that county. The concept of location of jurisdiction is technically a question of venue, however, and not one of jurisdiction. If the power of a court is questioned on the basis of location, it is usually because the court lacks the proper venue. If an issue is properly before a court, a judgment may be rendered. A judgment is the final ruling of a court on a matter properly before it. The judgment of a court may also be called its decision or decree. On occasion, judgment also refers to the reasoning underlying a decision, but more typically the rationale of a decision is called the opinion. One such judgment may be to dismiss, which is to dispose of a case with no further consideration of it. The court may also issue a stay, which suspends some action or proceeding until a further event takes place.

Notes and References

  1. Definition of Jurisdiction from the American Law Dictionary, 1991, California

Practical Information

Note: Some of this information was last updated in 1982

The authority of a court to hear a particular cause of action (in U.S. law) and to render a binding decision. The laws of our country provide that certain causes of action (lawsuits) must be brought in one court, others in another. It is the lawyer’s problem to determine in which court a client’s case should be brought which court has jurisdiction over it. To hear a case, a court must have jurisdiction in personam (“of the person”) or in rem (“of the matter”).

In Personam Jurisdiction

This means that a court must have jurisdiction over litigants (the person or persons bringing the suit and those defending it; see parties to an action (in U.S. law)). For example, if the litigants live in different cities in the same county, the county court, rather than a city or municipal court, has jurisdiction.

In Rem Jurisdiction

This means that the court must have jurisdiction over the subject matter (see more). See also courts of special jurisdiction (in U.S. law)). Relating to Jurisdiction, read also apellate court (in U.S. law) and american court system (in U.S. law).

(Revised by Ann De Vries)

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United States Constitution

According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled JURISDICTIONJurisdiction is a magical and protean term. In American law it refers to the power of legislatures, the competence of courts to deal with certain types of cases, the allocation of cases between state and federal courts, the power of both state and federal courts over defendants who have
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In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

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Personal Jurisdiction

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In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Jurisdiction (Appeals)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Appeals is provided. Finally, the subject of Proceedings in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Appeals)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Appeals is provided. Finally, the subject of Practice in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Bankruptcy)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Bankruptcy is provided. Finally, the subject of Admiralty Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Civil Actions)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Civil Actions is provided. Finally, the subject of Internet Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Civil Infringement Actions)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Civil Infringement Actions is provided. Finally, the subject of Copyright Protection in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Civil Infringement Actions)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Civil Infringement Actions is provided. Finally, the subject of Trademark Protection in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Clayton Act)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction . Then, cross references and a brief overview about Clayton Act is provided. Finally, the subject of Antitrust, Trade Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Communications Legislation)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Communications Legislation is provided. Finally, the subject of Federal Legislation in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, Enforcement Legislation)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, Enforcement Legislation is provided. Finally, the subject of Federal Legislation in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Industry Regulation)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Industry Regulation is provided. Finally, the subject of Antitrust, Trade Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Municipality Bankruptcy)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Municipality Bankruptcy is provided. Finally, the subject of Bankruptcy Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Nature)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Nature is provided. Finally, the subject of Maritime Liens in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Practice)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Practice is provided. Finally, the subject of Admiralty Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Practice)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Practice is provided. Finally, the subject of Bankruptcy Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Procedure)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Procedure is provided. Finally, the subject of Admiralty Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Proceedings)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Proceedings is provided. Finally, the subject of Bankruptcy Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Receiverships)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Receiverships is provided. Finally, the subject of Remedies in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Reviewability)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Reviewability is provided. Finally, the subject of Judicial Review in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Robinson-Patman Act)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Robinson-Patman Act is provided. Finally, the subject of Antitrust, Trade Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Separation of Powers)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Separation of Powers is provided. Finally, the subject of Administrative Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Sherman Act)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Sherman Act is provided. Finally, the subject of Antitrust, Trade Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction Over Actions (Subject Matter Jurisdiction)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction over actions. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Subject Matter Jurisdiction is provided. Finally, the subject of Jurisdiction in relation with jurisdiction over actions is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Telecommunications Legislation)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Telecommunications Legislation is provided. Finally, the subject of Federal Legislation in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (U.S. Federal Communications Commission)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about U.S. Federal Communications Commission is provided. Finally, the subject of Communications Law in relation with jurisdiction is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Jurisdiction (Civil Procedure)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of jurisdiction. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Civil Procedurein relation to jurisdiction is provided. Note that a list of bibliography resources and other aids appears at the end of this entry.

Finding the law: Jurisdiction in the U.S. Code

A collection of general and permanent laws relating to jurisdiction, passed by the United States Congress, are organized by subject matter arrangements in the United States Code (U.S.C.; this label examines jurisdiction topics), to make them easy to use (usually, organized by legal areas into Titles, Chapters and Sections). The platform provides introductory material to the U.S. Code, and cross references to case law. View the U.S. Code’s table of contents here.

Jurisdiction

In Legislation

Jurisdiction in the U.S. Code: Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part A, Chapter 105

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating jurisdiction are compiled in the United States Code under Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part A, Chapter 105. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Transportation (including jurisdiction) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Interstate Transportation of the US Code, including jurisdiction) by chapter and subchapter.

Jurisdiction

In Legislation

Jurisdiction in the U.S. Code: Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part B, Chapter 135

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating jurisdiction are compiled in the United States Code under Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part B, Chapter 135. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Transportation (including jurisdiction) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Interstate Transportation of the US Code, including jurisdiction) by chapter and subchapter.

Jurisdiction

In Legislation

Jurisdiction in the U.S. Code: Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part C, Chapter 153

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating jurisdiction are compiled in the United States Code under Title 49, Subtitle IV, Part C, Chapter 153. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Transportation (including jurisdiction) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Interstate Transportation and Pipeline Carriers of the US Code, including jurisdiction) by chapter and subchapter.

Jurisdiction

In Legislation

Jurisdiction in the U.S. Code: Title 40, Subtitle II, Part D, Chapter 81, Subchapter II

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating jurisdiction are compiled in the United States Code under Title 40, Subtitle II, Part D, Chapter 81, Subchapter II. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Public Property (including jurisdiction) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Public Buildings and Works of the US Code, including jurisdiction) by chapter and subchapter.

Resources

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  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

Further Reading

Jurisdiction

Legislative Definition of JURISDICTION

This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A set of policy issues that fall under the purview of a specific committee (or subcommittee); full committee jurisdiction is set by chamber standing rules and precedents.

Jurisdiction in the Context of Federal Question Jurisdiction

Subject Matter Jurisdiction Introduction and Historical Background in International Civil Litigation

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Article III’s Grant of Federal Question Jurisdiction

Read more information about Article III’s Grant of Federal Question Jurisdiction in this American Encyclopedia of Law.

Statutory Grants of Federal Question Jurisdiction

Read more information about Statutory Grants of Federal Question Jurisdiction in this American Encyclopedia of Law.

Jurisdiction in the Context of International Disputes

Judicial Jurisdiction in International Civil Litigation

Analysis of the Judicial Jurisdiction .

Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Jurisdiction of U.S. Courts over Foreign States in International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts

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Jurisdiction in the Context of International Disputes

Judicial Jurisdiction in International Civil Litigation

Analysis of the Judicial Jurisdiction .

Jurisdiction of U.S. Courts over Parties to International Disputes in International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts

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Jurisdiction in the Context of International Disputes

Judicial Jurisdiction in International Civil Litigation

Analysis of the Judicial Jurisdiction .

Subject Matter Jurisdiction of U.S. Courts in International Disputes in International Civil Litigation in the United States Courts

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Jurisdiction in the Context of Alienage Jurisdiction

Picked Source Texts on Alienage Jurisdiction in International Civil Litigation

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Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

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Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

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  • Choice of Forum Clause Sample
  • Forum Selection
  • Choice of Law

Jurisdiction in the Context of Law Limits

Legislative Jurisdiction Introduction and Historical Background in International Civil Litigation

Analysis of the Introduction and Historical Background in relation with the International Law Limits on Legislative Jurisdiction.

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

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Jurisdiction in the Context of International Disputes

Jurisdiction of Courts: Introduction and Historical Background in International Civil Litigation

Analysis of the Introduction and Historical Background

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

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  • International Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters
  • International Judicial Assistance in Criminal Matters
  • International Judicial Assistance in Administrative Matters
  • Cross-Border Discovery
  • Abroad Evidence

Jurisdiction and the E-Commerce Law

Jurisdiction and the Legal Aspects of E-Commerce

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

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  • Online Tax
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  • Internet Sales
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Jurisdiction in the context of Juvenile and Family Law

Definition ofJurisdiction, published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges: 1) The power of a particular court to hear cases involving certain categories of persons or allegations. 2) A geographical area subject to a particular law or court.

Jurisdiction Definition in the context of the Federal Court System

The legal authority or competence of a court to hear and decide a case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

Effects exception

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Jurisdiction and the International Trade Law

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

Further Reading

  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade Law (Raj Bhala)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (Thomas Carson; Mary Bonk)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade: Handbook of the Global Trade Community (Edward G. Hinkelman)

Jurisdiction over foreign antitrust defendants

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Jurisdiction and the International Trade Law

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

Further Reading

  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade Law (Raj Bhala)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (Thomas Carson; Mary Bonk)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade: Handbook of the Global Trade Community (Edward G. Hinkelman)

Jurisdiction: U.S. Person

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Jurisdiction and the International Trade Law

Concept of Jurisdiction

In the U.S., in the context of Judiciary power and branch, Jurisdiction has the following meaning: The power or authority of a court to hear and decide a case. (Source of this definition of Jurisdiction : University of Texas)

Jurisdiction

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

  • Judiciary Power
  • Judiciary Branch

Personal Jurisdiction

There is some information in the United States Procedure Law section of this American Legal Encyclopedia about Personal Jurisdiction. For a wide overview, read about Choosing a Propert Court

Concept of Jurisdiction in Labor Law

In this context, a definition of Jurisdiction is offered here: The specific industry, craft and/or geographical area which a local union is chartered to organize or represent.

Meaning of Jurisdiction

In plain or simple terms, Jurisdiction means: The legal authority of a court to hear a case or conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the case.

Resources

See Also

Further Reading

  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade Law (Raj Bhala)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (Thomas Carson; Mary Bonk)
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade
  • Jurisdiction entry in the Dictionary of International Trade: Handbook of the Global Trade Community (Edward G. Hinkelman)

Jurisdiction: Open and Free Legal Research of US Law

Federal Primary Materials

The U.S. federal government system consists of executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each of which creates information that can be the subject of legal research about Jurisdiction. This part provides references, in relation to Jurisdiction, to the legislative process, the federal judiciary, and the primary sources of federal law (cases, statutes, and regulations).

Federal primary materials about Jurisdiction by content types:

Laws and Regulations

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Federal Statutory Codes and Legislation

Federal Case Law and Court Materials

U.S. Courts of Appeals
United States courts of appeals, inclouding bankruptcy courts and bankcruptcy appellate panels:

Federal Administrative Materials and Resources

Presidential Materials

Materials that emanate from the President’s lawmaking function include executive orders for officers in departments and agencies and proclamations for announcing ceremonial or commemorative policies. Presidential materials available include:

Executive Materials

Federal Legislative History Materials

Legislative history traces the legislative process of a particular bill (about Jurisdiction and other subjects) for the main purpose of determining the legislators’ intent behind the enactment of a law to explain or clarify ambiguities in the language or the perceived meaning of that law (about Jurisdiction or other topics), or locating the current status of a bill and monitoring its progress.

State Administrative Materials and Resources

State regulations are rules and procedures promulgated by state agencies (which may apply to Jurisdiction and other topics); they are a binding source of law. In addition to promulgating regulations, state administrative boards and agencies often have judicial or quasi-judicial authority and may issue administrative decisions affecting Jurisdiction. Finding these decisions can be challenging. In many cases, researchers about Jurisdiction should check state agency web sites for their regulations, decisions, forms, and other information of interest.

State rules and regulations are found in codes of regulations and administrative codes (official compilation of all rules and regulations, organized by subject matter). Search here:

State opinions of the Attorney General (official written advisory opinions on issues of state law related to Jurisdiction when formerly requested by a designated government officer):

Tools and Forms

Law in Other Regions

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