Court System Structure I

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Running head: COURT SYSTEM STRUCTURE I 1 Court System Structure I Jennifer Wilkins CJS/220 April 26, 2011 Farrell Binder
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COURT SYSTEM STRUCTURE I 2 Court System Structure I The Texas court system compared to the Federal court system was actually cool to see the differences and likenesses. For instance, the Federal Supreme Court can choose to hear a case as well as the Texas Supreme Court, they are not required to hear a case they make a choice. The Federal court system is different than the Texas court system by the articles under which they are formed. The Federal courts are covered and created by Article III whereas the Texas court system is covered and created by Article V. These allow for difference in the number of courts created as well as the types of courts. Article III, section 1 specifically creates the U.S. Supreme Court and gives Congress the authority to create the lower courts. Article V of the Texas Constitution creates the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Appeals,
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