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  • The state court has jurisdiction on this matter — not the federal court.
  • The Palestinian camp is outside the jurisdiction of the Lebanese state.
  • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • They are not in this world, nor here in Faerie, nor in any land over which I have jurisdiction.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • How they managed to reduce sentences in the Pittman case, which was outside their jurisdiction in another county, was another anomaly.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • My father paused as well, then continued, "The city is your jurisdiction, sir.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She certainly wasn’t ready for the Council to extend its jurisdiction to Earth.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • You are a common cyborg, and one who is under my legal jurisdiction.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Since the attack had occurred in the county, jurisdiction for my attempted murder fell to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client

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  • Not my jurisdiction.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Sheriff Joe, as he’s known locally, has had jurisdiction over the city of Phoenix and the greater metropolitan area around it since he was first elected in 1992.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They looked at me again like they had been placed under the jurisdiction of a functioning cretin.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Cleveland’s at least got a prior relationship with one of the victims, bringing up a possible motive, but right now none of the jurisdictions have enough to go on.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "He was under our jurisdiction," says Tori.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Your embassy has no jurisdiction except on their own property.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They were regulars at the station, but even when he went somewhere outside his jurisdiction he could sense them when they came near.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He now spent much of his day going from one crisis to another—working with families from dozens of countries, including the Ziatys, and educating local police departments about the refugees in their jurisdictions.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Youse way outa jurisdiction.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Nephilim dead were the province of the Bone City’s guardians, and no one else had jurisdiction over them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • There are several little settlements within a day’s walk, but I’m sorry to report they all fall under the jurisdiction of our same godless chief, Tata Ndu.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They’re Government-approved, so they are beyond my jurisdiction, anyway.’
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • There then followed a hectic jurisdictional dispute between these overlords that was decided in General Dreedle’s favor by ex-P.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • White neighborhoods in Baltimore blockaded their streets, attempting to confine the damage of the Riots to its poorer, darker jurisdictions.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You are … under the jurisdiction of me … the staff.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Obviously she’d hoped to claim jurisdiction over the missing runaway.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • The Chilean farmers who unwittingly risked their lives were ignorant peasants; the government of Chile had an economic crisis to worry about; and the American authorities had no jurisdiction.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Was it your jurisdiction, sheriff?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • That’s why Jesus fulfilled all of it for you—so that it no longer has jurisdiction over you.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man’s jurisdiction.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Though I knew my project was outside their jurisdiction and that they could not support it in any way, I wanted them to know about it in advance.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • This door was a mockery to the concierge, from whose vigilance and jurisdiction it was free, and, like that famous portal in the "Arabian Nights," opening at the "Sesame" of Ali Baba, it was wont to swing backward at a cabalistic word or a concerted tap from without from the sweetest voices or whitest fingers in the world.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He wouldn’t be able to intervene, to save me; the transgressions of women in the household, whether Martha or Handmaid, are supposed to be under the jurisdiction of the Wives alone.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Only the Earl himself kept up a sly occasional acquaintance with her, when out of the jurisdiction of his ladies.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He rose to be Commander in Chief of the revolutionary forces, with jurisdiction and command from one border to the other, and the man most feared by the government, but he never let himself be photographed.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • CHAPTER XII The town of X—— to which our friends set off was in the jurisdiction of a governor who was a young man, and at once a progressive and a despot, as often happens with Russians.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • A bishop who understands how to become an archbishop, an archbishop who knows how to become a cardinal, carries you with him as conclavist; you enter a court of papal jurisdiction, you receive the pallium, and behold! you are an auditor, then a papal chamberlain, then monsignor, and from a Grace to an Eminence is only a step, and between the Eminence and the Holiness there is but the smoke of a ballot.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It is an article written in answer to a book by an ecclesiastical authority on the question of the ecclesiastical court, and the scope of its jurisdiction.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Except for eviction notices, my jurisdiction ends at the town limits.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Korean Air’s planes were crashing so often that when the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the US agency responsible for investigating plane crashes within American jurisdiction, did its report on the Guam crash, it was forced to include an addendum listing all the new Korean Air accidents that had happened just since its investigation began: the Korean Air 747 that crash-landed at Kimpo in Seoul, almost a year to the day after Guam; the jetliner that overran a runway at…
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Cretan empire had greatly prospered under the sensible jurisdiction of this celebrated lawgiver and model of public virtue.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Kindly consider," he began, "cases of that kind are, as you are aware, under ecclesiastical jurisdiction; the reverend fathers are fond of going into the minutest details in cases of that kind," he said with a smile, which betrayed his sympathy with the reverend fathers’ taste.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I figure if those things were in God’s jurisdiction, he’d do something different about them.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • That is outside my jurisdiction, but I expect he will come back Ofl the next ship.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • But I discovered the loophole of whiskey and escaped his jurisdiction.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • She felt somehow humiliated by this public revolt in her area of jurisdiction.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Twenty villages cheated her after immemorial custom, but no man would have stolen or robbed within her jurisdiction for any gift under heaven.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It’s said to be a deterrent—but in fact, murder rates are higher in death penalty jurisdictions than in those without it.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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