How many court systems are there is the US?
structure of the national judiciary
1. duel court system
2. inferior courts and lower federal courts
3. constitutional courts and special courts (fed)
4. three federal courts levels
types of jurisdiction
1. exclusive, when they can be tried only in federal courts
2. concurrent, federal and state courts share power to hear cases.
the lower federal courts, beneath the supreme court
the authority of a court to hear a case
the federal and state courts share the power to hear cases
the person who files the suit
the person whom the complaint is made
had by the court who first heard the case
had by a court that hears a case on appeal from a lower court
believes that judges should decide cases on the basis of the original intent of the framers or those who enacted the statute involved in a case and precedent.
a judicial decision that serves as a guide for settling later cases of a similar nature
people who take a much broader view of judicial power.
what is the difference between original and appellate jurisdiction?
one court is high, one is low.
what role should judicial philosophy play in the selection of judges?
the president selects the judge, he usually chooses which ever one the senate recommends.
what are the requirements for being a judge?
must have an educational or a professional background in the law.