supplemental jurisdiction

Definition of "supplemental jurisdiction"
  1. The ability of federal courts to consider claims that normally can't be heard on their federal merit but are intimately connected to other claims over which the court inherently has authority, forming one cohesive case
How to use "supplemental jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. The supplemental jurisdiction granted by the district court allowed it to handle the claim, though it was not originally under its authority.
  2. Under supplemental jurisdiction, federal courts often hear claims that are interconnected with other claims under their original jurisdiction.
  3. Although the claim could not stand on its own in federal court, the court used its supplemental jurisdiction to hear it since it was largely related to a claim within its original jurisdiction.

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