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1_Courts.Outline.Sp09 - PART THREE: COURTS CHAPTER 10COURT...

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CHAPTER 10—COURT STRUCTURE South Carolina System Federal System I. State and Local Courts Structure A. General Considerations B. Jurisdictional Levels 1. Courts of limited jurisdiction PART THREE: COURTS Circuit Courts (e.g. 5 th Judicial Circuit): Court of Common Pleas (civil matters); General Sessions South Carolina Court of Appeals South Carolina Supreme Court Magistrate Courts; Municipal Courts; Traffic Courts, etc. United States Supreme Court Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals (e.g., the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals) Federal District Courts (civil and criminal jurisdiction) Federal Magistrate Court; U.S. Tax Court; Court of Veteran’s Affairs, etc. Court of last resort Intermediate court of appeal Main trial level court ; court of general jurisdiction Lower courts; courts of limited jurisdiction
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2. Courts of general jurisdiction 3. Courts of appellate jurisdiction II. Federal Court Structure A. Jurisdiction Levels 1. Magistrates 2. District Courts 3. Circuit Courts of Appeals
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