San Antonio, TX asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Washington

Q: Why would a magistrate judge say to a plaintiff that he never did ask a federal question, when he did?

What can a plaintiff do when after he enters district court on a federal question, with a state judgement from another state on the same issues and the Law Referenced is An Act of Congress., the magistrate judge never acknowledges this and tells the plaintiff , he never did ask a federal question.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney with experience in federal practice could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. One option could be to review your papers with an attorney to determine why it was questioned by the court, and if jurisdiction is not possible in federal court based on subject matter jurisdiction involving a federal question, what your options are. Good luck

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