federal jurisdiction

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On December 20, 2012, Respondent Township of Scott, Pennsylvania (“Township”) enacted an ordinance relating to the “Operation and Maintenance of Cemeteries and Burial Places.” Knick v. Township of Scott at 3. The ordinance requires property owners...

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In March 2001, Christophe and Juanita Roche (“Roche”) entered into a lease for Unit 104 in the Westfield Village Apartments. Pet'r Lincoln's Br. at 2. Roche later discovered toxic mold in the apartment, and on August 22, 2002 Roche filed an eleven-...

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Vickie Lynn Marshall (known to most of the world as Anna Nicole Smith) married eighty-nine-year-old billionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, shortly before his death. During their fourteen-month marriage, Mr. Marshall provided his wife...

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Definition

A court's power to hear and decide a case before any appellate review. A trial court must necessarily have original jurisdiction over the types of cases it hears.

Overview

Nearly all of the cases considered by the U.S. Supreme Court...

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In the spring of 2002, the United States Forest Service advertised a job opening in the business department of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky. Brief for Respondent at 3. Pat Osborn, an employee of the not-for-profit...

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Shortly after the second World War, Congress enacted the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (the “AEA”), which regulates both civilian and military uses of nuclear materials in the United States and promotes the safe use of atomic energy. Virginia Uranium, Inc...