Chapter 14 - The Judiciary

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1 Chapter 14- The Judiciary I. Introductory Concepts and Legal Terms. a. Civil and Criminal Cases i. Criminal 1. State is Party on behalf of Public 2. Criminal Statute Violated 3. Indictment 4. Beyond a reasonable doubt. ii. Civil 1. Private parties 2. Preponderance of the Evidence 3. Property rights, injuries iii. Jurisdiction 1. Subject Matter 2. Geographic 3. Dollar Amount 4. Original- Trial Court. Judge, Witnesses, Jury 5. Appellate- Record, Transcript, Briefs, and Oral Arguments a. Mandatory Review b Discretionary Review II. Court Organization (State) a. Municipal What Kind of Cases a. Justice of the Peace-What Kind of Cases b. County Court at Law What Kind of Cases c. District Court What Kind of Cases d. Court of Appeals Type of Jurisdiction and What Kind of Cases e. Supreme Court Type of Jurisdiction and What Kind of Cases f. Court of Criminal Appeals - Type of Jurisdiction and What Kind of Cases III. Court Organization (Federal) a. Federal District Court b. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course POL 1013. taught by Professor Harmon during the Fall '06 term at Texas San Antonio.

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