subject matter jurisdiction

A jurisdiction in criminal actions

A JURISDICTION In Criminal Actions Part 4

A JURISDICTION In Criminal Actions: The Enacting Clause Every state constitution (except Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Delaware, and the federal Constitution) mandates that an enacting’ clause be part of each and every law properly enacted by the state Legislature. In the case of the four states and the federal government, whose constitutions lack such a …

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A jurisdiction in criminal actions

A JURISDICTION In Criminal Actions Part 3

What is Subject Matter Jurisdiction? Subject matter jurisdiction is a different and more critical type of jurisdiction. It goes directly to the question of whether a given court has the authority to hear a matter. Unlike in personam jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction cannot be waived by any party involved in the matter. If a court …

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