HHS Law in Society - Federal Court System

Federal Court System
District Courts
lowest level of Federal Court System
Trial courts of Federal Court System
Has Original & Special jurisdiction.
Original - hears case first
Special - traffic, taxes, bankruptcy
Court of Appeals
Hears appeals from the District Court.
Appellate Jurisdiction only.
Supreme Court of the United States
Most cases involve questions about the Constitution.
Can request to hear any case.
Original & Appellate jurisdiction.

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