Federal Question Jurisdiction

US Federal Courts do not automatically have jurisdiction over cases in the United States – their jurisdiction is generally limited to Federal Questions, Admiralty, cases and Diversity.  Federal Question cases refers to cases arising under US civil or criminal law and the US constitution, i.e., cases arising under Federal law such as Copyright, Patent, Federal Trademark and Federal Antitrust, Securities law, RICO, Civil Rights and the US Constitution (amongst others.)

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