federal court

federal court
federal court n: a court established by the federal government and having jurisdiction over questions of federal law see also judicial system and article i and article iii of the constitution in the back matter

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

federal court
A branch of the United States government with power derived directly from the U.S. Constitution. Federal courts decide cases involving the U.S. Constitution, federal law — for example, patents, labor law, federal taxes, and federal crimes, such as robbing a federally chartered bank. Federal courts may also decide cases where the parties are from different states and are involved in a dispute for $75,000 or more.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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