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limited jurisdiction

n. courts' authority over certain types of cases such as bankruptcy, claims against the government, probate, family matters, immigration and customs, or limitations on courts' authority to try cases involving maximum amounts of money or value. (See: jurisdiction, court)

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Moreover, the Supreme Court has special jurisdiction under Article 187 of the Constitution having power to issue such directions, orders or decrees as may be necessary for doing complete justice in any case or matter pending before it.
He added that the most serious part is the Knesset debate about Israeli sovereignty over the holy places, and adding that an agreement was signed between Jordan, Palestinian Authority and Israel, putting the holy places in Jerusalem under Jordan's special jurisdiction.
But they must not be used for money laundering they must have special jurisdiction with certain rules.
For a long time, the Syro-Malabar Church has been seeking the Vatican's permission for a special jurisdiction in Gulf countries.
The Court of Justice of the Republic, a special jurisdiction created to try ministers for offences committed while in office, will rule in mid-June whether she should face a full inquiry.
In a concluding address at Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), here Saturday for the participant Judges of Family Courts, he said since the Family Courts have special jurisdiction to attempt for conciliation, hence, Judges should make persuasive efforts, not half-hearted, to save the families in agony.
In addition to the ordinary Bulgarian National Assembly, a Grand National Assembly may be convened for matters of special jurisdiction, such as: 1) Adoption of a new Constitution; 2) Amendment of certain articles of the Constitution, e.
Europol investigators will be given special jurisdiction to track terror suspects across the EU.
In the United States, most state court systems are composed of at least one appellate court of last resort (COLR), usually called the "Supreme Court," one or more intermediate appellate courts (IACs), at least one trial court of general jurisdiction, and various trial courts of limited and/or special jurisdiction.
The Brussels Convention making no provision for special jurisdiction over claims for restitution, the author opposes their subsumption under rules relating to contract and tort.
In Florida, the constitution drafted in 1868 disenfranchised ex-felons as well as anyone convicted of larceny, a crime that courts were given special jurisdiction over in 1865 because of "the great increase in minor offenses, which may be reasonably anticipated from the emancipation of former slaves.
The post gives Mahathir special jurisdiction over economic development and fuels speculation that he is trying to edge out Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who also is finance minister and who recently has been at odds with Mahathir over economic policies.

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