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Unformatted text preview: for hearing appeals from District Court by right SUPREME COURT Last resort federal law issues; 9 appointed justices, appellate jurisdiction by writ of certiorari or habeas corpus from state, by leave from federal; created by Constitution CIRCUIT COURTS OF APPEALS Appointed judges by region, appeal by right from US District Courts, 3 judge panels unless hearing cases en banc (entire court); created by Congress DISTRICT COURTS Appointed, trial courts federal law, diversity, and US as a party; courts of original jurisdiction; created by Congress DISTRICT COURTS Elected judges, misdemeanor trials, civil u/$25,000, preliminary examinations, small claims, civil infractions...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 302 taught by Professor Kristinemullendore during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.
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