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Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

Definition

A doctrine, deriving from Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co., 263 U.S. 413 (1923), and District of Columbia Court of Appeals v. Feldman, 460 U.S. 462 (1983), that prevents a federal court other than the Supreme Court from reviewing a state judgment unless expressly authorized by Congress.

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