10.1 notes

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10.1 notes
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2012-11-05 21:48:25
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Federal Court system
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  1. Federal courts hear both civil and riminal cases.
    • * criminal case-court decides innocence or guilt of a person accused of breaking a law.
    • * civil case-court settles a disagreement.
  2. Federal courts interpret the law.
    • * base decision on the constitution.
    • * decisions can establish broad precedents.
  3. Federal courts hear two kind of cases
    • * cases involving federal laws and issues beyond the authority of individual states.
    • * cases appealed from state supreme courts.

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