(in many states) the court of general jurisdiction.
the federal trial court sitting in each district of the United States.
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How to use district court in a sentence
The heirs then filed suit in federal district court in Washington against Germany and the foundation.Supreme Court rules unanimously for Germany in Nazi art sale case | Robert Barnes | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The federal district court found in Philadelphia’s favor, which the Third Circuit then unanimously affirmed.
After the longest federal trial in history — two years — a district court judge had ruled against the government’s request to break up Alcoa, declaring that the company had legally obtained its 90 percent share of the aluminum market.Facebook and Google cases are our last chance to save the economy from monopolization | Steven Pearlstein | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
“The district court penalized the General Assembly because of who they were, instead of what they did,” Richardson wrote.Court upholds North Carolina’s voter identification law | Ann Marimow | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Last month, a federal district court instituted a six-day grace period for vote counting to allow for the postal delays.How Wisconsin’s slowed-down mail could decide the election | Bobbie Johnson | October 27, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
For Reid, the imperative has to be confirming as many of the 34 district court nominees that are in the pipeline as possible.What If the United States Had No Attorney General? | Eleanor Clift | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Third district court of Appeals later revoked it in March 2013, calling the move “a fraud on the court.”Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King | Jacqui Goddard | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In May, a district court halted the investigation, a decision that is under appeal.
He is wanted by Interpol and was indicted for drug trafficking in 2012 by the U.S. district court of El Paso.
But the U.S. district court in Tucson can only handle up to 70 defendants at each Streamline hearing.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border | Caitlin Dickson | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However this may have been, indictments were found in the district court, against Mr. Booth and several other persons.The Trial of Theodore Parker | Theodore Parker
I mean, would you like to give orders for the district court here?The Inspector-General | Nicolay Gogol
It is the seat of a district court, and of superintendents of the Lutheran and Reformed Churches.
In Illinois there had been until the present season but one district court held in the year.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two | Abraham Lincoln
Mr. Tazewell took a bill of exceptions to the district court at Suffolk.Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell | Hugh Blair Grigsby
British Dictionary definitions for district court
(in Scotland) a court of summary jurisdiction held by a stipendiary magistrate or one or more justices of the peace to deal with minor criminal offences
(in the US)
a federal trial court serving a federal judicial district
(in some states) a court having general jurisdiction in a state judicial district
(in Australia and New Zealand) a court lower than a high court: Former name: magistrates' court
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