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Procedures: Precedent and the U.S. Court System

The legal system within the United States is made up of federal and state courts that resolve legal disputes and interpret...

Procedures: Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction

In order to hear cases, a court must have jurisdiction over both the parties to the lawsuit and the subject matter...

Procedures: Motions

During litigation, it is common for parties to make formal requests by filing documents with the court. These requests are called...

Procedures: The Routes that a Dispute Can Take

When someone has a civil dispute against another person or entity, the path the dispute resolution will take is not always...

Procedures: Federal Preemption

The Constitution of the United States is made up of hundreds of clauses. Article VI is known as the Supremacy Clause...

Procedures: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Most people have seen the Schoolhouse Rock! musical “I’m Just a Bill” which does a great, and entertaining, job of explaining...

Procedures: The First Amendment and Agriculture

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

Procedures: Agency Adjudication

This article is the next installment of NALC’s blog series on legal procedure. A previous blog post in the series explained...

Procedures: The Regulatory Process

There are many federal agencies that impact the agriculture and food industries. The United States Department of Agriculture is home to...

Procedures: Standing

When bringing a lawsuit, there are various requirements that all plaintiffs must meet. Before a federal court can even address the...

Procedures: Class Actions & Multi-district Litigations

Filing a lawsuit can be a complex process. There are multiple legal procedures that govern how lawsuits may be brought, litigated,...