Which article of the Constitution sets up the Judicial Branch?
State Court System
Which court system deals with state laws?
Can state and local courts hear any federal or Constitutional cases?
What is the lowest level of the court system?
How many federal courts are there?
Louisiana is in which federal court system? (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th?)
The district courts only hear cases under..?
the authority of the first court to hear a case
What does original jurisdiction mean?
civil and criminal cases
What kinds of cases are heard in the federal district courts?
disagreement between people
What is a civil case?
cases that involve crime
What is a criminal case?
Federal district courts
80% of all federal cases are heard in which courts?
Who hears the case and makes the verdict in the federal district court system?
courts of appeals
What is the second level of federal courts?
How many federal courts of appeals there?
What type of jurisdiction do the courts of appeals have?
The authority of the federal courts of appeal to hear appeals
What does appellate jurisdiction mean?
Make sure people have a fair trial
What is the purpose for the courts of appeals?
the federal judge
Who hears and makes a verdict in the court of appeals?
About how many cases are annually accepted into the court of appeal?
The criminal goes back to the penitentiary
What happens if the court of appeals decide the district court's decision was Constitutional?
the criminal gets a new trial
What happens if the court of appeals decide that the district court's decision was unfair and/or unconstitutional?