Admiralty Court

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Admiralty Court

Any court that has jurisdiction over maritime law. This jurisdiction covers criminal and civil law, torts, and many other things. In the United Kingdom, admiralty courts sit very rarely. In the United States, ordinary federal district courts are considered admiralty courts when the dispute involves maritime law.
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The rule providing federal admiralty jurisdiction for suits to enforce judgments of foreign admiralty courts has been recognized since the birth of the Nation.
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In the Anglo-Common Law world, the structure and content of the modern admiralty jurisdiction was largely developed in the Admiralty Courts Acts of 1840 and 1861.
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Adams, having watched the Admiralty Courts prior to the American Revolution, had the Declaration of Independence state that all administrative courts should be banned.
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Admiralty courts sat in the colonies that bordered the sea long before the Declaration of Independence.
Maritime law has continued to evolve in the hands of judges and the legislature and will continue to do so, making a place for Canada's own admiralty court among the leading admiralty courts of the world.