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  1. Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Checking

    The court reviews subject-matter jurisdiction in every case. Failure to plead clear grounds for federal jurisdiction will result in the court issuing an order to show cause why the case should not be dismissed or remanded for want of jurisdiction. Attorneys before the court have an obligation to raise jurisdictional objections as soon as the grounds for them are known.

  2. Oral argument will not be held on motions to remand removed cases unless the court finds it appropriate.

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