Thibodaux abstention

Definition of "Thibodaux abstention"
  1. A decision by a federal court to refrain from hearing a case because it involves a matter with substantial implications for a state
How to use "Thibodaux abstention" in a sentence
  1. The federal court invoked the Thibodaux abstention due to the case's extensive impact on state policies.
  2. Because of its wide-reaching implications for the state, the case was referred to the state court under Thibodaux abstention.
  3. Invoking Thibodaux abstention, the federal court deferred to state courts on an issue of profound state concern.

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