A genuine issue of law or controversy that can be originally adjudicated within a United States federal court because it concerns U.S Constitutional law, federal statutory law, a treaty, or international law.
If a suit brought in state court is found to include a federal question, it may be removed to federal court by any defendant.
- Diversity jurisdiction
- Federal court
- Federal jurisdiction
- Federal preemption of state law
- Subject matter jurisdiction
- 28 U.S.C § 1331
- 28 U.S.C § 1441
[Last updated in July of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]