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Judge of Competent Jurisdiction

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 2510(9) (Title 18—Chapter 119: Wire and Electronic Communications Interception and Interception of Oral Communications)

As used in this chapter [18 U.S.C. §§ 2510 et seq.]—
   (9) "Judge of competent jurisdiction" means—
      (a) a judge of a United States district court or a United States court of appeals; and
      (b) a judge of any court of general criminal jurisdiction of a State who is authorized by a statute of that State to enter orders authorizing interceptions of wire, oral, or electronic communications;