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organization federal court system
Destric courts are the workhourses of the federal court system.
At least one per state
From 1 to 28 judges in each.
Have original jurisdction.
Similer to state trial.
Courts of appeals are the next highest level of the federal court system.
Handle appeals from the federal district courts.
Decision made by a planel of three judges.
Either affirm the lower court's decision or reverse it.
The supreme court is the highest court in the federal court system.
Serves as the final court of appeals for both the states and federal court system.
Has orginal jurisdiction over a few special kind of cases.
Special federal courts were establishea by congress for a special purpose.
Inclvdes court of claims court or system and tax court.
Apeals from some of these courts sent directly to the supreme court.