December 29, 2021

The Rooker–Feldman Doctrine

The Rooker–Feldman Doctrine as announced by the United States Supreme Court in two cases, Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co., 263 U.S. 413 and District of Columbia Court of Appeals v. Feldman, 460 U.S. 462, explains that federal courts other than the Supreme Court of the United States should not sit in direct review of state court decisions unless Congress has specifically authorized such relief and in the absence of such congressional authorization a state court appellant must find a state court remedy or seek to obtain relief from the United States Supreme Court.

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