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a federal case

Something that one perceives as being examined excessively. The phrase is often used to complain that someone is exaggerating a problem or alleged wrongdoing. So I ate your leftovers. Geez, don't make a federal case out of it! I'm not trying to make a federal case out of it, but I know you stole my new sweater!
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Reinstating the federal case in September 2017, U.S.
But that was only one of a bevy of claims by MacDonaldfalse imprisonment, malicious prosecution and battery were a few othersin the federal case. All were dismissed.
In the federal case, a judge ruled the city substantially impaired the plaintiffs' contract rights and dismissed their Takings Clause claim as moot.
A recent federal case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Peruta, upheld restrictions similar to Los Angeles' and concluded that concealed carry was definitely not protected by the Second Amendment, in that court's opinion.
The federal prosecutor's office says the raids are linked a "federal case regarding terrorism" but did not specify whether it had anything to do with the March 22 suicide bombing attacks in Brussels that killed 31 people and left 270 wounded.
The advice comes from Larry Perlman of Foley & Lardner, who outlines a recent federal case out of Pennsylvania.
Why do they find it necessary to make a "federal case" out of simple infractions that are easily corrected?
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The court observed that designation of its payments to the income tax liabilities of specific employees is consistent with IRS policy and federal case law that permits a taxpayer's designation of voluntary payments of tax.
Continuing the federal case while the state case is pending would affect Roper's constitutional rights "because it would provide a de facto additional forum through which the criminal prosecution could obtain evidence for use in the criminal trial against Roper," Glassman wrote.
And it's literally going to make a federal case about it.
Brumby, the first federal case to successfully apply Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to trans bias, was brought to court.
According to the former sportsperson's lawyer, the 6ft 7in wrestling star dismissed the federal case in order to bring both cases under the same roof, which meant less paperwork and attorney's fees, TMZ.com reported.
2011) (because the FCRA is patterned after Title VII, the court looks to federal case law involving gender discrimination claim and applicability of McDonnell-Douglas burdens shifting framework); Castleberry v.
He starred in 1988 film The Big Easy then had the role of Chief Judge Earl Warren in the 1991 movie JFK as the judge in charge of the only federal case examining the death of President Kennedy.
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