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Federal courts under the Articles of Confederation

This is meeting with silence at history.stackexchange.com, so I'm trying it here: The ninth Article of Confederation establishes federal judicial jurisdiction in some cases, including "disputes and ...
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Powers of California District Court in Bankruptcy Court Appeal

What powers or authority does a California District Court have in an appeal to a Bankruptcy Court decision concerning a nondischarageable default judgment secured through extrinsic and criminal fraud ...
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Appeal from District Court (in San Diego, CA) to a Bankruptcy Court ruling

If an appeal to a Bankruptcy Court ruling on an adversary proceeding complaint is appealed to District Court and you want to appeal the District Court decision, where do you file an appeal to the ...
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What is proper use of FRCP 59(e) motion to amend?

Several 12(b)(6) motions are granted over the course of a couple years. cc A 12(b)(6) motion against the last two claims is granted which created a final judgment. cc Can a FRCP 59(e) motion to amend ...
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Defendants terminated v. dismissed

Suppose a civil lawsuit with multiple defendants. Some defendants are dismissed before judgment and some are not. Why would the docket list some of the dismissed defendants as "terminated" and ...
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Can multiple interrogatories be served so long as the net number of questions remains below the number permitted?

In the federal arena, absent some local rule, is there any reason why a person could not serve, say 2/25 questions at one point in discovery and then the remaining questions at some later point? In ...
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Jurisdiction vs. Venue in Federal Courts?

I'm trying to understand the distinction between jurisdiction and venue. I think any federal district court would have jurisdiction over a matter I'm considering both under federal question and ...
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Are SCOTUS justices required to recuse themselves when their appointment is after briefs have been filed in the case?

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court announced a schedule change for Gloucester School Board v. G.G., which would push the due date for respondent's merits brief as far back as Febuary 23, 2017. The ...