pols 155 judicial notes 12-3-07

pols 155 judicial notes 12-3-07 - 1. California Judicial a....

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1. California Judicial a. Superior courts i. Original jurisdiction ii. Crime violating California law iii. Civil cases occurring in California iv. Judges that serve @ superior court level get 6 year terms v. Not a life term appointment vi. If vacancy during term, then governor fills position vii.No confirmation through legislative branch viii. Elected by county residents b. Court of appeals i. Appellate jurisdiction ii. 6 districts 1. S.F. 2. L.A. 3. Sac. 4. San Diego 5. Fresno 6. San Jose iii. 3 judges in each hearing that review information from lower court and hand down a decision iv. Can either uphold, overturn, or send back to superior court for a retrial v. Judges get a 12 year term at appellate level vi. Vacancy during term is same as superior court vii.Must run and be voted for in an election viii. Elected by district residents c. Supreme court i. 7 member court – 1 chief justice+6 associate judges ii. Powers include: reviewing decisions of public utilities commission, review
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POLS 155 taught by Professor Scarpelli during the Fall '07 term at CSU Chico.

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