jurisdiction : Definition, Usages, News and More

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joo ruhs dik shuhn

  • n  (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • n  in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

  • The catch is in the key concept of jurisdiction.
  • In 1960 the FDA got jurisdiction over color additives and gave provisional approval to substances already in use, making the approval permanent when safety had been proved.
  • Next on Khrushchev's travel plans: a flight to Budapest to attend that mockery of "domestic jurisdiction," the Hungarian Communist Party Congress.
News & Articles

  • Jurisdiction expands with governor’s approval
    After months of pushing for legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the Harrison County Court-at-Law, the efforts of county officials were fruitful as Gov. Rick Perry recently signed S.B. 1806, granting his approval.
    June 22, 2013 - The Marshall News Messenger
  • Circuit Decision Costs Prevailing Attorneys $200,000 Fee Award
    The Second Circuit canceled an award that was made after the plaintiffs dropped non-diverse members from their limited liability company in an attempt to invoke diversity jurisdiction.
    June 22, 2013 - Law.com
  • BZA deadlocks on jurisdiction question
    Goochland County’s four-member Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) deadlocked Monday on a 2-2 vote on the crucial question of whether it has jurisdiction to consider an appeal of Benedictine Preparatory Sch
    June 20, 2013 - The Goochland Gazette

  • Patric Verrone in Xinhua
    This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet,Verrone said through a statement released Tuesday evening.
  • Kenny MacAskill in guardian.co.uk
    MacAskill said families could "not be expected to forget, let alone forgive. Their pain runs deep and the wounds remain. However, Mr al-Megrahi now faces a sentence imposed by a higher power. It's one that no court in any jurisdiction in any land...
  • Peter Ueberroth in Forbes
    Obviously we're concerned about a level playing field all the time. But we have no jurisdiction or nothing to say about that,Ueberroth said. "We have a responsibility to compete fairly. That's our system, and that's the way we're going to...

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