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Unformatted text preview: cases in individual states. Generally these federal courts hear cases that touch upon constitution violations or other federal laws. Many of the cases brought before these district courts get settled before they ever come to a trial level. At circuit court level they do not hear jury trials they handle cases where the party argues that the district court judge made an error. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the federal system. Of the three ways to get a case heard in the Supreme Court the lest common is to have a case originally assigned to the Supreme Court. The most common is on appeal from the circuit court. The third way is upon appeal from the State supreme courts. So in general state courts can only hear cases from their own states and in a certain jurisdiction well federal courts can hear cases violating federal laws and cases on appeal from state courts....
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