court of competent jurisdiction

(3)the term “court of competent jurisdiction” includes— (A)any district court of the United States (including a magistrate judge of such a court) or any United States court of appeals that— (i)has jurisdiction over the offense being investigated; (ii)is in or for a district in which the provider of a wire or electronic communication service is located or in which the wire or electronic communications, records, or other information are stored; or (iii)is acting on a request for foreign assistance pursuant tosection 3512 of this title; or (B)a court of general criminal jurisdiction of a State authorized by the law of that State to issue search warrants; and


18 USC § 2711(3)

Scoping language

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