ancillary jurisdiction


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ancillary jurisdiction

n. a term used in federal courts when the court decides matters not normally under federal jurisdiction so that it can give a judgment on the entire controversy, when the main issue is a federal matter which it is authorized by law to determine.

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Wright discusses the FCC's ancillary jurisdiction after the D.
6) Thus, the Court proceeded to address (and reject) the argument that the district court could exercise jurisdiction under the "doctrine of ancillary jurisdiction, which recognizes federal courts' jurisdiction over some matters (otherwise beyond their competence) that are incidental to other matters properly before them.
previously asserted ancillary jurisdiction to regulate certain
Some of the legal challenges won't be about the substance of the order but whether the FCC has authority to regulate under title I ancillary jurisdiction [under the Communications Act of 1934] in the first place," says Abigail Phillips, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
18) While pendent jurisdiction over plaintiffs' claims was generally accepted in federal court, an exercise of ancillary jurisdiction required separate examination.
66) Regarding Title II's open access requirements, the Supreme Court opined that the FCC would have authority to impose open access requirements on information services under its ancillary jurisdiction under Title I if it so chose.
The judicially created concepts of pendent and ancillary jurisdiction were replaced by this statute, which expressly authorized federal courts to hear claims that arise from the same facts as those in other matters properly before them.
The All Writs Act, alone or in combination with the existence of ancillary jurisdiction in a federal court, is not a substitute for that requirement.
The court took a narrow view of the doctrine of ancillary jurisdiction, which would allow a court to decide a matter related to a case that had been dismissed.
He articulates meaningful limits on this authority by drawing on precedent relating to section 4(i) ancillary jurisdiction and cautions policymakers against wholesale reclassification of broadband Internet access services.
The court considered exercising ancillary jurisdiction.