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- n. a court establish by the authority of a federal government
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In the minds of Southern Christians, the decision of a distant federal court to dismantle segregation seemed of a piece with its decisions to eliminate prayer in schools-a multipronged assault on the pillars of traditional Southern life.
In their lawsuits, Apache and KBR asked a federal court in Texas to block Mr. Chevedden's proposals on the grounds he didn't meet the requirements for proving he owned their shares because the institution vouching for him, RAM Trust Services Inc., isn't a bank or a broker.
In other words, when we are in disagreement we have long since handed over our right to hit our neighbor in the nose to a supraindividual agency—namely, the county, state, or federal court system.
In what could spell the end of an illegal liquor dynasty that has been marked by violence, 55-year-old William Gray “Dee” Stanley, and his son, Jason, both pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to take a criminal enterprise across state lines and two counts of money laundering.
In the cases of two persons, antenati, under exactly similar circumstances, the federal court had determined that one of them (Duane) was not a citizen; the House of Representatives nevertheless determined that the other (Smith, of South Carolina) was a citizen, and admitted him to his seat in their body.
The vast majority of federal court cases in postbellum Georgia, 80 percent by some estimates, were liquor trials.