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Legal Dictionary Term: abstention doctrine

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Legal Dictionary Term: abstention doctrine


What is abstention doctrine?

n. when the Supreme Court refuses to exercise its federal constitutional jurisdiction or declines to consider a question of state law arising from a case being appealed from a state court.


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Date Approved: Apr 17, 2019

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Last Viewed: Aug 17, 2022


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