Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction - Federal courts have limited jurisdiction...

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Federal courts have limited jurisdiction Seems counterintuitive - federal gov seems to be powerful, federal law is the supreme law of the land Other side of the story - federal gov is gov of limited powers Pot of Powers story - Studying other countries' systems helps you to appreciate US system In Chins: all power comes from the central gov and then is delegated to the local govs How do provinces get their power? Central gov gives them the power (orders them) to do things In the US: power does not come from central gov, state govs have their own sovereign power The role of the "king" is the S tate gov has its own power not delegated to it by the fed gov Colonies did not achieve independence as the US together, but separately and then later joined Convention in Philadelphia - each of the states voluntarily gave up some of their power to the central pot of power How much power does the central gov have? Only as much as the states gave it How much power do the states still have? Our states still have all of the power that they
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course HPAA 310 taught by Professor Deanharris during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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