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Mitchell-Gregson Michael Mitchell, left, and Grace Gregson, right, with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, NC.

4th Circuit SpotlightFederal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Marbury v. Madison (circa 1803) is perhaps the most famous example of this principle. But the limits of federal jurisdiction are regularly tested in our courts today. One recent Fourth Circuit decision is an example of the court exploring the role of federalism in federal jurisdiction, in what is known as the “Rooker-Feldman doctrine.”

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