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judges, juries, court ppt - Judges Federal Appellate &...

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Judges
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Federal Appellate & Trial Courts
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US District Courts Trial Courts 94 Districts 665 District Judgeships
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US Court of Appeals 13 Circuits – 11 regions, DC, and special Federal Circuit Court (for patents, customs, gov’t contracts) 179 Judgeships
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State Court Judges 40 States elect some of their state court judges 82% of state appeals court judges elected 87% of state trial court judges elected
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State’s High Court Judges Appointed by the Governor in 8 states Elected by the public in 23 states Chosen by the State Legislature in 2 states Appointed by the Governor once and then run for re-election in 17 states (including Florida)
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Republican Party of Minnesota v. White US Supreme Court case decided June 27, 2002 Vote 5-4 Holding: It is an unconstitutional violation of free speech to bar judicial candidates from giving voters their opinions on certain “disputed legal or political issues.” Other states also have similar statutes that may be held as an unconstitutional violation of free speech.
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Federal/State Judges Fed - Lifetime appointments
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course BUL 4310 taught by Professor Carolan during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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judges, juries, court ppt - Judges Federal Appellate &...

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