limited jurisdiction

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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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There is the Supreme People's Court, Local People's Courts, Courts of Special Jurisdiction, and Court of Final Appeal for Hong Kong and Macau.
She enumerated some of the laws enacted during her administration that improved working conditions in the justice system, such as RA 9227 which increased the salaries and other benefits of judges; RA 9279 which increased the take-home pay of prosecutors and state counsels through special allowances; RA 9282 which created the Court of Tax Appeals which had a special jurisdiction and wider membership; and RA 9285 "which institutionalized one of my personal advocacies - mediation as an alternative means of dispute resolution.
For the first time in the post-Soviet area, a special jurisdiction with its own right based on the principles of English commercial law and the standards of the world's leading financial centers such as London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai has been introduced within the AIFC framework.
Thematic highlights are the strengthening of the Integral System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of No Repetition; support for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace - JEP; reincorporation of ex-combatants through humanitarian demining and prevention of the recruitment, use and use of children and adolescents by illegal armed groups.
In a 54-page motion for reconsideration Friday, Lagman said the high court abdicated its special jurisdiction to fully review the factual sufficiency of President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation.
The comprehensive system designed by the parties includes an innovative feature: a Special Jurisdiction for Peace.
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.
The fact that some nation, unlike ours, does not reserve a special jurisdiction for maritime matters, or classify *161 maritime matters as subject to a discrete body of laws, does not derogate from the policies of our law to provide for the adjudication of matters we regard as maritime in our federal courts.
85) Though tribal courts will not be able to begin prosecuting non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence under this criminal jurisdiction until 2015 (at the earliest), (86) it is likely that once tribal courts do start to convict non-Indians, the constitutionality of the special jurisdiction will be challenged.
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.
Lord Sumption, who delivered the principal judgment in Prest, (8) held that there was no special jurisdiction in the family court to pierce the veil either at common law or under the Matrimonial Causes Act: "Courts exercising family jurisdiction do not occupy a desert island in which general legal concepts are suspended or mean something different.
For a long time, the Syro-Malabar Church has been seeking the Vatican's permission for a special jurisdiction in Gulf countries.

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