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4.16.08 Supreme court next two lectures And International relations on last lecture Supreme court is defined by article 3 of the constitution Article 3 is the shortest article Why? In creating a federal judiciary the only thing they had to do was establish a venue for federal cases of law. They didn’t need to specify a complete system of courts because courts already existed in the form of state courts. The state courts were well established. The Constitutional convention left most of the particulars to Congress, future action. The only thing article 3 does is establish the Supreme Court and specify that the federal judicial power will handle federal cases, and it specifies the original jurisdiction or the Supreme Court. Supreme Court was created by the constitution, and below the Supreme Court are the circuit courts of appeal, and below that are the federal district courts. Courts of appeal and federal district courts were both created by Congress. Most of the original decisions happen in the Supreme Court. There are 13 appeal courts. There are more district courts than courts of appeal. The Supreme Courts original jurisdiction handles cases in which a state is a party and cases in which a federal official (ex. an ambassador) is a party. Federal district court case; whenever there is a question of the US Constitutional law, or if there is
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