Subchapter I General Provisions

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 42

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.