In the United States, a state court has jurisdiction over disputes with some
connection to a U.S. state, as opposed to the federal government. State courts
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State courts have broad jurisdiction, so the cases individual citizens are most
likely to be involved in -- such as robberies, traffic violations, broken contracts,
In determining whether state courts are allowed to entertain jurisdiction over
federally created causes of action, the Supreme Court has applied a presumption
Subject matter jurisdiction is the court's authority to decide the issue in
controversy such as a contracts issue, or a civil rights issue. State courts have
State courts are courts of "general jurisdiction". They hear all the cases not
specifically selected for federal courts. Just as the federal courts interpret federal
The kind of cases that a court gets to hear are determined by the 'subject matter
jurisdiction' that the court has. A federal court has exclusive jurisdiction (i.e. is ...
Jurisdiction. Courts of limited jurisdiction include district and municipal courts.
District courts are county courts and serve defined ...
The State Court was established by a 1970 legislative act that designated certain
existing countywide courts of limited jurisdiction as state courts. State courts ...
For administrative purposes, the New York State Unified Court System is ...
County Courts also have limited jurisdiction over civil lawsuits, generally