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jurisdiction

Power. The concept that a court or government authority may exercise control over a person or property because of the location of the property,the activities of a person within a geographic area,or a person's request for assistance from that authority,thereby voluntarily subjecting themselves to jurisdiction.

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The deeply embedded conventional wisdom is that the AIA is jurisdictional.
We believe PHMSA is outside its jurisdictional authority by inspecting and attempting to impose different regulations on the assets and operating procedures currently regulated by OSHA and the EPA.
constrain jurisdictional discretion, and ease inter-branch tension--even
Moreover, governmental intelligence agencies, regulatory entities, financial intelligence units (FIUs) and cross-border law enforcement agencies all stand to benefit from this objective jurisdictional risk assessment solution.
NASBA's National Qualifications Appraisal Service (NQAS) can evaluate whether a jurisdiction is "substantially equivalent," but jurisdictional requirements vary on issues ranging from licensing to codes of professional conduct.
Since the SWANCC decision, the Corps and EPA have provided limited additional guidance to the districts concerning jurisdictional determinations, and the Corps has prohibited the districts from developing new local practices for determining the extent of Clean Water Act regulatory jurisdiction.
com and news stories on LexisOne; links to practice-specific news from the general press; and, jurisdictional maps that allow users to browse recent headlines from top litigation states.
With increasing numbers of states and institutions seeking to influence conduct on global markets, conflicts among jurisdictional claims increase.
It also eliminated the jurisdictional requirement that administrative remedies be exhausted before a court could award damages.
This theme is clear and one that is well explicated by several authors, but the effects of jurisdictional shifts due to war and military occupation require more assertive delineation as an equally important thematic construct.