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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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In the past, the Supreme Court has also considered jurisdictionally limited criminal statutes promulgated under Congress's territorial power.
Spanish proceedings since Spain is jurisdictionally constrained to apply
196) If a federal court concludes that parties have been fraudulently joined, it has discretion to remove the offending parties from the action and accept the jurisdictionally appropriate remainder.
The most direct of all jurisdictionally tied NMSRs is from Idaho, which mentions the federal statute by name: "[R]ules promulgated under this chapter [shall] not impose requirements beyond those of the federal clean water act.
The group recognized that Criminal Court is not just "lower" to Supreme Court jurisdictionally, but in many other aspects as well.
In merger, as in attribution, the jurisdictionally sufficient contacts of one person or entity are attributed to another; in both instances the exercise of jurisdiction is vicarious.
For several reasons, the idea that the United States Antitrust laws are jurisdictionally exceptional can produce overreaching that is offensive to foreign prerogatives.
The difficulty, though, is how to identify the tax base, measure its size, allocate it jurisdictionally and enforce tax liability when who is buying, who is selling and where all this is taking place may all be, in an almost literal sense, up in the air.
45) The relator argued on appeal that its suit was not jurisdictionally barred because information obtained during discovery in a civil matter was not publicly disclosed as intended by the statute.
However, the Bounds doctrine was not materially altered by this ruling, as the Hadix decree was limited jurisdictionally to the Sixth Federal Circuit.
It is a war that is sustained by the continual emergence of jurisdictionally ambiguous legislation (King 1997).
Government agencies will focus on society-wide benefits, defined jurisdictionally, while private service providers will more narrowly focus on benefits accruing to them.