Anomalous Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

Anomalous Jurisdiction is the inherent jurisdiction a court has, to govern lawyers and other officers of the court. Anomalous jurisdiction is also granted to the appellate courts to review denial of a motion to intervene in a case. The concept of anomalous jurisdiction is a common law concept which developed through Hunsucker v. Phinney, 497 F.2d 29 (5th Cir. Tex. 1974).