Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 1807/18

  • 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.
     Subject to Article 17 of this Code, general courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this Code for any offense made punishable by this Code, and may, under such limitations as the Governor may prescribe, adjudge any punishment not forbidden by this Code.