Court of Competent Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 18 USCS § 2711 (3), [Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Part I. Crimes; Chapter 121. Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access] the term court of competent jurisdiction includes--

“(A) any district court of the United States (including a magistrate judge of such a court) or any United States court of appeals that--

(i) has jurisdiction over the offense being investigated;

(ii) is in or for a district in which the provider of a wire or electronic communication service is located or in which the wire or electronic communications, records, or other information are stored; or

(iii) is acting on a request for foreign assistance pursuant to section 3512 of this title [18 USCS § 3512]; or

(B) a court of general criminal jurisdiction of a State authorized by the law of that State to issue search warrants.”