U.S. Capitol (from First St., SE), Washington, DC, December 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
As authorized by the U.S. Constitution, federal courts address issues that involve laws enacted by Congress. Cases may range from bankruptcy, contract disputes, or personal injury actions, to whether a matter will proceed in a state or federal court. Cases which involve citizens of more than one state may be brought to federal court, or, if initiated in a state court, may be removed by one or more of the parties to federal court.
U.S. Capitol dome (from First St., SE), Washington, DC, December 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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