Ch. 3-State & Federal Court Systems

Ch. 3-State & Federal Court Systems - LGS-200...

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CHAPTER THREE – PART ONE THE AMERICAN COURT SYSTEM I. Basic Judicial Requirements A. Jurisdiction 1. Jurisdiction over the persons (a) Residents (b) Long-arm statutes re: nonresidents (c) Minimum contacts 2. Jurisdiction over property – in rem jurisdiction (a) Real property (b) Marital res – the status of a marriage 3. Subject matter jurisdiction – types of cases heard by a court (a) General jurisdiction vs. Limited jurisdiction (b) examples: Probate Court Bankruptcy Court Circuit Court State District Court Municipal Court Juvenile Court 4. Original vs. Appellate jurisdiction (a) original = trial courts (b) appellate review 5. Federal Jurisdiction (a) U.S. Constitution Article III, Section 2 – cases arising under the Constitution or the laws of the U.S. = Federal question or issue (b) Diversity jurisdiction (i) citizens of different states, foreign citizens, countries, etc. (ii)
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  • Spring '07
  • Turner
  • Supreme Court of the United States, United States federal courts, Probate Court Bankruptcy Court Circuit Court State District Court Municipal Court Juvenile Court

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