Courts - Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction, means "to speak the law," is the power of a court over a person or a claim. In the United States, a court must have both personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction. Each state establishes a court system for the territory under its control. This system allocates work to courts or authorized individuals by granting both civil and criminal jurisdiction (in the United States, this is termed subject-matter jurisdiction). The grant of power to each category of court or individual may stem from a provision of a written constitution or from an enabling statute. In English law, jurisdiction may be inherent, deriving from the common law origin of the particular court.

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United States House Transportation Subcommittee On Coast Guard And Maritime Transportation
... The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over maritime safety, security, law enforcement, and defense ... Additionally, the Subcommittee exercises jurisdiction over merchant marine matters such as ocean shipping and cruise ships ... The jurisdiction of this Subcommittee does not extend to matters directly related to national defense, which are handled by the House Armed Services Committee ...
Franchise Jurisdiction
... In the history of English common law, a jurisdiction could be held as a form of property (or more precisely an incorporeal hereditament) called a franchise ... Traditional franchise jurisdictions of various powers were held by municipal corporations, religious houses, guilds, early universities, Welsh Marches, and Counties Palatine ... included broad grants of franchise jurisdiction along with other governmental powers to corporations or individuals, as did the charters for many other colonial companies such as the British East India Company ...
Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments - Exercise of Jurisdiction in Recognition Cases
... Netherlands and Portugal ), the EC Council Regulation on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters or a similar treaty or convention ... issues are considered Whether the foreign court properly accepted personal jurisdiction over the defendant Whether the defendant was properly served with ... courts sometimes claim extraterritorial jurisdiction offends other states' conceptions of sovereignty ...
United States District Court For The Western District Of Kentucky - Jurisdiction
... Jurisdiction includes the following Kentucky counties Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Casey, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess ...
Topicality (policy Debate) - Commonly Asserted Voting Issues - Jurisdiction
... Some teams argue that the judge only has the jurisdiction to vote for cases which affirm the resolution ... of kritiks about how it was the issue and mindset of jurisdiction that destroyed Native American culture ...

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