Presentation on theme: "3-2 Federal Court System By Kaitlyn Flanagan and Lindsey Hill."— Presentation transcript:
3-2 Federal Court System By Kaitlyn Flanagan and Lindsey Hill
Jurisdiction Of The Federal Courts There are three levels of federal courts with general jurisdiction Federal district courts Federal courts of appeals U.S supreme court A court w General Jurisdiction can hear almost any kind of case
Federal District Courts Lowest level of federal court This is the trial court, the first to hear the dispute Has the power to use the facts and to make initial determination of the law to use in deciding the case
Federal Courts Of Appeals Have jurisdiction over the district courts, certain specialized federal courts, and many federal administrative agencies. Do not accept any new evidence or call witnesses. Instead they review all the facts and oral arguments of the attorneys to reach a decision. There are 13 Federal courts of appeal, 12 of these are circuit courts and the 13 is dedicated to the “federal circuit”
United States Supreme Court Has both original and appellate jurisdiction. Original jurisdiction is over “cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and those in which the state shall be party” Appellate jurisdiction is exercised over cases on appeal for the U.S or from higher courts of the various states
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