Younger abstention

Definition of "Younger abstention"
  1. A type of restraint where a federal court chooses not to intervene in an ongoing state process, typically of a criminal nature, provided it's initiated in good faith and not meant to harass the plaintiff
How to use "Younger abstention" in a sentence
  1. The federal court applied the principle of Younger abstention to avoid interfering with the state's ongoing criminal proceedings.
  2. The judge cited Younger abstention as a reason for not inserting federal influence into the active state case.
  3. The ongoing nature of the state case and its initiation in good faith led the federal court to choose Younger abstention over intervention.

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