Judicial Systems - Judicial Systems Federal and State...

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Judicial Systems Federal and State systems The constitution state that congress shall create and oversee a system of lower federal courts o Congress shall grant certain limited and exclusive federal subject matter jurisdiction(the authority to hear the cases) o The states have no authority to hear those cases Federal courts o Wherever there is an issue or federal question of an issue of interpretation of the US Constitution, the federal subject matter cant be heard in the state courts o Where the US govt is a party to the action, federal jurisdiction o Any issues related to interstate commerce o Any violations of any of the federal civil right laws must be heard in federal court o Bankruptcy matters are heard in federal courts o A conflict or dispute between two or more citizens from two different states(diversity of citizenship) Minimum claim of at least 10,000 dollars or more Must be pure diversity (must be a plaintiff and defendant from two different states) o Two areas of federal subject matter jurisdiction that bypass all of the
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2010 for the course LEGAL 01 taught by Professor Vogoul during the Spring '08 term at Hofstra University.

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