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Federal courts - o-Trial courts o Limited jurisdiction How...

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Federal courts - U.S. Supreme court o Decides to hear about 1 in 12 cases that they receive o If the supreme court decides to take a case they will issue a writ of certiorari o - Circuit courts of appeal o 13 circuits - District courts o Not all equal in size State Courts - Supreme courts - Courts –intermediate appeal o Hear everything o You have to say why you think you should get a retrial
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Unformatted text preview: o-Trial courts o Limited jurisdiction How do you get federal jurisdiction-Federal Question-Diversity jurisdiction-States suing each other-Generally from the state supreme court and a question of federal law being broken-File for a writ of habeus corpus-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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