Notes on Parties and Procedures - Parties and Procedures Plaintiff Defendant Litigate Amicus curiae brief Understanding jurisdiction Courts with

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Parties and Procedures Plaintiff Defendant Litigate Amicus curiae brief Understanding jurisdiction Courts with original jurisdiction U.S. district courts State trial courts Courts with appellate jurisdiction U.S. courts of appeals State intermediate appellate courts State supreme courts Court with both original and appellate jurisdiction U.S. Supreme Court U.S. district courts Lowest level of federal court system 94 district courts (each state has at least one)
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Unformatted text preview: • Hear both criminal and civil cases • Juries responsible for verdict • For a federal district court to hear your case, it must concern federal law, concern the Constitution, or concern two parties from different states with the amount in controversy exceeding $75K. • Vast majority of cases are filed and heard in state courts. • U.S. courts of appeals • Arranged into 12 circuits • Solely appellate jurisdiction...
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  • Fall '14
  • Jergens
  • Supreme Court of the United States, u.s. district courts

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