10 terms

The Court System

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Appelate Courts
Intermediate courts
Diversity of Citizenship
Federal cases involving citizens of different states
Juvenile Courts
Courts that hear cases involving youg people
Appelate Jurisdiction
Have the authority to hear cases from lower courts
Limited Jurisdiction
Local courts; authority extends only to minor matters
Jurisdiction
The power an authority given to a court to hear a case and to make judgement.
General Jurisdiction
Trial courts that handle cases involoving major crimes and lasrge amounts of money
Small-claims Courts
Courts that hear civil cases involving limited amounts of money
Intermediate Courts
Courts that are between the lower courts and the highest courts
Original Jurisdiction
Acourt that has the authority to try a case the first time it is heard.