Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 6451

  • 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.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225

The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction of applications for naturalization. No other court established by this State shall entertain any primary or final declaration or application made by or in behalf of an alien to become a citizen of the United States or entertain jurisdiction of the naturalization of aliens.