federal common law

Definition of "federal common law"
  1. Legal rules and principles that are established through precedent in federal court decisions
How to use "federal common law" in a sentence
  1. The federal common law isn't uniform across all states because it's developed through federal court decisions not state courts.
  2. Environmental regulations often originate from federal common law.
  3. The federal common law plays a critical role in shaping certain areas of law like immigration.

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