21 terms


Supreme Court in Appellat Jurisdiction
97% of cases
U.S court of appeals
Highest state courts(federal involvement)
Court of MIlitary Appeals
Supreme court in Original Jurisdiction
3% of cases
Two or more states
US and a state
Foreign ambassadors and diplomats
State and citizen of another state
Court of Appeals
Has no original jurisdiction
Hears appeals from lower federal courts
US regulatory commissions
Legislative Courts
US District courts
NO Appellate jurisdiction
Civil suits under federal law
Civil suits between citizens involving more than $75000
Maritime disputes
State trial courts handle about how many filings per year?
100 Million
Appellate Courts handle about how many filings per year?
High courts
Section One
Two senators from each state(6 years), Each senator has one vote
17 Amendment
Established direct election of the senators by popular vote also pass certian qualifications, allows governers to take place temporarly if need be
Section 2
To assure continuity all senators dont run all at one time, elected on a stagerd basis
Section 3
Senator must be 30 years old and been a citizen of the US 9 years, must be residing citizen of state running for
Section 4
The vise president shall be the president of the senate but have no vote. unless equally divided
Section 5
The senate can chuse its officers in absence of a president
Section 6
Senate has the sole power to impeach the president. No person shall be convicted usless a two thirds vote
Section 7
he or she is immediately removed from office, and may be barred from holding any public office in the future
Judiciary Act of 1789
Established the basic three-tiered structure of the Federal court system
Marbury v. Madison
This case establishes the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review
Legislative Courts
courts established by Congress for specialized purposes, such as the Court of Appeals for veterans Claim;/ m
Amicus Curiae
a brief submitted by a "friend of the court"
Judicial Restraint
view that the courts should reject any active lawmaking functions and stick to judicial interpretations of the past
Judicial Implementation
The way in which court decisions are translated into action.