Burford abstention

Definition of "Burford abstention"
  1. A type of abstention that involves a federal case questioning the execution of a typically complex state administrative function
How to use "Burford abstention" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to invoke the Burford abstention to avoid interfering with complex state administrative matters.
  2. The case would have interfered with state administrative function, hence, a Burford abstention was implemented.
  3. The Burford abstention was considered due to the complexity of the state administrative function involved in the federal case.

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