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  1. judicial branch
    interpret/define laws
  2. federalism
    • federal courts= federal law
    • state courts= state laws
  3. court power comes from...
    article 3. one supreme court, one inferior court.
  4. 3 major steps
    district court- court of appeals- supreme court
  5. division: judges and courts
    1 judge 94 courts
  6. court of appeals: judges and courts
    3 judges 12 courts
  7. supreme court: judges and courts
    9 judges 1 courts
  8. jurisdiction
    authority of a court to hear
  9. 4 types of jurisdiction
    exclusive, concurrent, original, appellate
  10. exclusive jurisdiction
    only federal court has authority
  11. concurrent juridiction
    federal or state court could hear
  12. original jurisdiction
    court is the first to hear a case
  13. appellate jurisdiction
    court can only hear a case on appeal
  14. us district courst have...
    original jurisdiction
  15. court of appeals have...
    appelate jurisdiction
  16. supreme court has...
    original and appelate jurisdiction
  17. appointment of judges
    • president nominates-
    • senate majority vote confirms-
  18. judges serve for...
    life
  19. district court is...
    the principle trial court
  20. 94 districts divided...
    geographically
  21. hear both...
    criminal and civil cases
  22. supreme court
    COURT OF LAST RESORT, HIGHEST IN COUNTRY
  23. judicial review
    powere to declare acts unconstitutional
  24. route to supreme court
    state trial court-state appellate court-state supreme court-supreme court district court-court of appeals-supreme court
  25. how case reaches supreme court
    4 out of 9 hears it, can issue a certificate if cant decide
  26. majority opinion
    final decesion, signed by at least 5 justices
  27. dissenting opinion
    written or signed by any justice who disagrees with majority
  28. concurring opinion
    written by a justice who votes with the majority but disagrees with the reasoning
  29. justice
    john paul stevens

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