Jurisdiction of American Federal Court

American law

  1. Admiralty cases
  2. Cases involving securities and commodities regulation ,including takeovers of publicly held corporations
  3. Class action” cases
  4. Crimes under statutes enacted by congress
  5. Disputes between states
  6. Environmental regulation
  7. Federal constitutional issues
  8. Habeas corpus actions
  9. International trade law matters patent, copyright, and other intellectual property issues cases involving rights under treaties, foreign states, and foreign nationals
  10. Matters involving interstate and international commerce, including airline and railroad regulation
  11. Most cases involving federal laws or regulations (e.g., tax, social security, broadcasting, civil rights)
  12. State law disputes when “diversity of citizenship” exists bankruptcy matters
  13. Traffic violations and crimes occurring on certain federal property
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