federal case

a matter that falls within the jurisdiction of a federal court or a federal law-enforcement agency.
make a federal case (out) of, Informal. to exaggerate the importance of or make an issue out of (something trivial).


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The information was forwarded to the prosecutor handling the federal case, who kept it in his office.
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