Card Set Information
federal courts= federal law
state courts= state laws
court power comes from...
article 3. one supreme court, one inferior court.
3 major steps
district court- court of appeals- supreme court
division: judges and courts
1 judge 94 courts
court of appeals: judges and courts
3 judges 12 courts
supreme court: judges and courts
9 judges 1 courts
authority of a court to hear
4 types of jurisdiction
exclusive, concurrent, original, appellate
only federal court has authority
federal or state court could hear
court is the first to hear a case
court can only hear a case on appeal
us district courst have...
court of appeals have...
supreme court has...
original and appelate jurisdiction
appointment of judges
senate majority vote confirms-
judges serve for...
district court is...
the principle trial court
94 districts divided...
criminal and civil cases
COURT OF LAST RESORT, HIGHEST IN COUNTRY
powere to declare acts unconstitutional
route to supreme court
state trial court-state appellate court-state supreme court-supreme court district court-court of appeals-supreme court
how case reaches supreme court
4 out of 9 hears it, can issue a certificate if cant decide
final decesion, signed by at least 5 justices
written or signed by any justice who disagrees with majority
written by a justice who votes with the majority but disagrees with the reasoning
john paul stevens